Minister's releases


Rob Stokes
Minister for Transport and Roads
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces

Paul Toole
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads
Deputy Premier of NSW


23 December - Preferred route confirmed for Nelson Bay Road
16 December - Transport boost helps get bush kids to preschool
16 December - New signs to send tourist dollars to Bulahdelah
16 December - Tamworth intermodal rail line reactivated
13 December - More time for feedback on Little Hartley to Lithgow plans
8 December - Work to start early next year on new Towong Bridge
7 December - Bus trial connects White Cliffs to Broken Hill


24 November - Work powering ahead to restore Jenolan Caves Road
23 November - Major work starts on South Batemans Bay Link Road
23 November - Plan to transform travel across the Central West and Orana
23 November - Reduced speed limit at Parkes level crossing
23 November - Have your say on the Great Western Highway uprade from Little Hartley to Lithgow
22 November - Community heard on Hillsborough Road plans
22 November - Newell Highway overtaking lanes boost freight
22 November - Grant drives life-changing trips for young men
18 November - Early works start on $60 million Harrington-Coopernook overpass
17 November - Have your say on plans to widen Hexham Straight
15 November - First sod turned on $187 million Parkes Bypass
11 November - Major Cessnock Road work restarts at Testers Hollow
10 November - Reduced speed limits at Upper Hunter level crossings
5 November - Heavy traffic expected for first weekend of regional travel


25 October - Have your say on Alstonville intersection upgrades
21 October - Passing loops to deliver lasting boost for Central West
19 October - Work begins on improved Oxley Highway near Gilgandra
18 October - Safety upgrades at Mitchell Highway intersection with Thompson Road set to begin
18 October - Registrations of interest called for M1 to Raymond Terrace
14 October - More cash to build better bridges in the bush
13 October - First River Class ferry now in service
12 October - Heavy vehicle access opened up on Thunderbolts Way at Bundarra
11 October - Coffs bypass tender shortlist announced
8 October - Fully sealed Carrigan Road now fit for freight
8 October - $45 million for Far West local road upgrades
8 October - First traffic to hit Lisarow's new rail bridge
1 October - Black Stump Way road works boost freight
1 October - Making Manly Cove more accessible
1 October - More support for contractors in bumper harvest


30 September - Contract awarded for Nelson Bay Road upgrade
30 September - Lake Macquarie local roads boost
28 September - Have your say on design for new Tumut roundabout
27 September - Have your say on changes to bus services
25 September - Tenders called for Newcastle Inner City Bypass
24 September - Goonoo Goonoo Road upgrade progressing
24 September - Tenders open for Major Newell Highway Upgrade
23 September - More cash to fix local roads in the bush
22 September - Reduced speed limit at Rossglen Level Crossing
21 September - Interim report on road classification review and transfer of regional roads released
20 September - Help shape plans for intersection upgrades
14 September - Historic Blue Mountains tunnel a step closer
14 September - Oxley Highway motorists get 24/7 updates
13 September - Locals have their say on Coonabarabran Bypass
10 September - Local businesses to help build Newell Highway overtaking lanes
10 September - Bridge building blitz for Dungog Shire
6 September - Marshalls Creek Bridge design revealed
3 September - Upgrade of Silverton Road now complete
3 September - Work Starting on Pacific Highway intersection at Houston Mitchell Drive
1 September - Contractor announced to lead design of Newell widening work through Pilliga
1 September - New section of Pacific Highway at Lisarow opens


31 August - Help shape plans for new Towong Bridge
31 August - Remediation work progresses on Jenolan Caves Road
27 August - Community feedback sought on Waterfall Way upgrades
27 August - Medlow Bath highway design consultation extended
27 August - Have your say on lifejacket reform
26 August - Safer journeys ahead on Putty Road
25 August - Contract awarded for construction of Parkes Bypass
19 August - Extra COVID testing sites to support freight
18 August - Mulwala Bridge work finishes ahead of schedule
16 August - Design Sydney Harbour Bridge's new bike ramp
12 August - Stockton Bridge major works complete
11 August - Transport plan to transform Illawarra-Shoalhaven travel
11 August - Intersection upgrades to start on City Road
10 August - Major step taken in Newell Highway flood immunity project
7 August - True north for Albion Park Rail bypass as lanes open
6 August - Crews tripled to fix Central West road damage
6 August - $495,000 for dredging at The Entrance
6 August - Early work for South Batemans Bay Link road project
6 August - Sydney's first freight COVID testing site to open
5 August - $40M Pacific Highway safety boost on Mid North Coast


30 July - Newell Highway project powers strong trainee engagement
29 July - Bolivia Hill Bridge deck takes shape to boost safety
28 July - Wardell sign sends tourist dollars to town
27 July - Community shapes refined design for Medlow Bath Highway upgrade
22 July - Focus on local links in countdown to Parkes Bypass
20 July - Funding boost delivers wider, safer Newell Highway
19 July - Far west highways to receive a digital upgrade with electronic road signs
19 July - Berry to Bomaderry upgrade passes milestone with more on the way
15 July - Old Tabulam Bridge repurposed into community
13 July - Final Oxley Highway section reopens after floods
12 July - Reduced speed limit along Mitchell Highway near Thompson Road in Orange
12 July - $100M NSW stimulus program boosts road, rail
9 July - Help shape Bruxner Highway intersection upgrade
6 July - The 210-piece bridge challenge starts at Wallendbeen
4 July - New maritime resources launched on NAIDOC week
1 July - Safer level crossings rolled out across region


28 June - Getting ready to open the Oxley
25 June - Safer intersections roll out at Charlestown
22 June - Budget accelerates Hillsborough Rd upgrade
21 June - Safety works power ahead along Big River Way
21 June - $60 million budget boost for Mount Ousley
19 June - Albion Park Rail bypass opening a few steps away
19 June - First segment launched for the new Nowra Bridge
9 June - Intersection upgrades for health precinct
8 June - Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road upgrade powers ahead
18 June - Have your say on Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade
18 June - Burrill Lake locals to help shape highway upgrade
17 June - Nelson Bay upgrade powers ahead on Williamtown to Bobs Farm
17 June - Wallendbeen Bridge solution in sight
7 June - Locals heard on Goonoo Goonoo Road
15 June - Contract awarded to upgrade Golden and New England Highways
15 June - Walk before you drive: time to celebrate Albion Park Rail bypass
15 June - Reduced speed limit at Rennie level crossing
15 June - Have your say on plans for new Mulwala Bridge
15 June - Tap Hill overtaking lanes join up to form the longest on the Newell Highway
14 June - Safer passage through Medlow Bath ahead of full highway upgrade
14 June - Great Western Highway upgrade powering ahead
11 June - Safety work kicks off at Wilfred Barrett Drive
10 June - Road safety in focus for Waterfall Way
10 June - What lies beneath Cobra-Fitzroy intersection?
10 June - Stay safe on the road this long weekend
9 June - Intersection upgrades for health precinct
7 June - New taskforce to support councils with disaster recovery
7 June - More cash for local road upgrades in the bush
7 June - M1 to Raymond Terrace upgrade to deliver missing link
7 June - New photos and footage reveal enormous repair job to fix flooded roads
2 June - Abbotsford Bridge to re-open for harvest
2 June - More jobs, better roads for Lake Macquarie
2 June - 12Km of fencing, 12,000T of concrete for next stage of bypass build
1 June - A safer, flood-resilient Cessnock Road on the way


31 May - Reconciliation - more than a word for NSW Government
28 May - Gee Gee Bridge history lives on in heritage village
28 May - $8.5 million road safety investment extends to Meadow Flat school
25 May - Speed reductions at Calwalla level crossings to improve safety
25 May - Jenolan Caves Road to reopen at Hampton
22 May - Preferred alignment released for Murray River Crossing at Swan Hill
20 May - Gocup Roundabout on track for 2021 start
19 May - Locals heard on King Creek road safety work
18 May - Temporary bridge to restore access at Wallendbeen
17 May - Getting Bells Line of Road back on track
17 May - New section of the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade opens to traffic
14 May - More jobs for Newcastle in next stage of bypass
14 May - Plans for new Lachlan River Bridge to boost freight
13 May - Call out for local businesses to deliver next stage of Newell transformation
11 May - Community invited to learn more about the new Crossley Bridge
16 May - Work powers on to restore Waterfall Way
6 May - Two mile re-opening to boost local tourism
6 May - More of the Oxley Highway re-opens to traffic
5 May - Batman swoops in to protect flying friends through bridge upgrade
4 May - Next step for Central Coast Highway upgrade
3 May - Newell Highway upgrade a heavy duty boost for local jobs, businesses
3 May - Australia’s longest road tunnel proposed for Great Western Highway Upgrade
3 May - Sky's the limit - drones key in flood recovery effort


30 April - Safety improvement work starts on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Black Hill
28 April - Tamworth helps shape Goonoo Goonoo Road
27 April - Safer journeys on the way for Port Macquarie
26 April - Keeping our waterways safe post floods
23 April - Final overpass for Berry to Bomaderry upgrade opens to traffic
23 April - Bikes on buses trial ready to roll next month
23 April - Bomen bus trial extended to end of year
23 April - Wagga locals shape future transport plan
22 April - Works progress to re-open Oxley Highway
22 April - Newcastle road work to boost safety, support jobs
20 April - More jobs, better roads for Upper Hunter
19 April - Safer level crossings for Parkes and Narromine
16 April - Community feedback delivers better bypasses for Singleton and Muswellbrook
15 April - Local contractors called to help build Parkes Bypass
15 April - Refurbished Briner Bridge opens to traffic
15 April - More aboard as public transport capacity increases
13 April - Ettalong's Maitland Bay Drive intersection complete
12 April - Have Your Say on Oxley Highway Intersection plans
12 April - New Paynes Crossing Road Bridge delivers more reliable journeys
11 April - Safer travel ahead for New England Highway near Muswellbrook
9 April - Work completed on Goolma Road at Two Mile Flat
2 April - Road network restoration under way following floods
1 April - Crews work to re-open Waterfall Way


31 March - Plan ahead this Easter Long Weekend
31 March - Better roads and more jobs for the regions
25 March - Major work under way on Barton Highway duplication
22 March - More Newell Highway overtaking lanes opened at Coobang and Redbank
18 March - Tenders invited for the Parkes Bypass
16 March - New treescape revealed for entry to Bathurst
15 March - New rail bridge for Pacific Highway at Lisarow
12 March - Upgrade work to start on John Renshaw drive
12 March - Smoother travel ahead on Pacific Highway
12 March - Footy clubs to help boot unsafe driving
11 March - Refurbished $15.9 Million Briner Bridge project to open to traffic
10 March - Reduced speed zone and safety work for Snowy Mountains Highway and Batlow Road
10 March - Shared path bridge now complete
10 March - Girders to shape Lisarow's new rail bridge
8 March - Central Coast Highway upgrade moves ahead
8 March - Have your say on Goonoo Goonoo Rd concept design
5 March - New look historic and classic car log book now available
5 March - Good things for Goolhi and the Oxley Highway, west of Mullaley
5 March - Investing in heavy vehicle safety on The Newell
4 March - More than $30 million in road safety funding en route for Bathurst and Orange
3 March - Doing the groundwork for highway upgrade

February 2021

26 February - Cool your jets: Maritime safety blitz launched
25 February - Safety improvements on Princes Highway from Turlinjah to Bodalla
24 February - Funding flows to finish NSW's Bolivia Hill upgrade
23 February - New Batemans Bay Bridge to welcome traffic within weeks
18 February - Highway history to be preserved for future generations
12 Febrary - Barham Koondrook Bridge fit for freight
11 February - Historic road outside Broken Hill gets safer, wider surface
11 February - New bridge to better connect Awaba
11 February - Pilliga Newell Highway work boosts safety, jobs
8 February - Work continues for a safer Mitchell Highway at East Guyong
4 February - Teven wetlands a road to rehabilitation for endangered species
3 February - Big safety gains on Big River Way
2 February - Highfields Intersection upgrades a step closer

January 2021

28 January - Construction starts on highway duplication between Kelso and Raglan
22 January - Waterways warning - don't skip safety
22 January - New state-of-the-art vessel to improve safety down south
21 January - Entire length of Pooncarie Road to be sealed opening access to Menindee Lakes
20 January - Momentum builds for Singleton bypass
15 January - Detour allows for upgrade of McKanes Bridge
15 January - Safer travel ahead on Raymond Terrace Road

... 2020 Ministerial media releases

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