The NSW Government is planning to improve traffic flow and safety by upgrading the Central Coast Highway for 3.8 kilometres between Wamberal and Bateau Bay. As part of the project, the upgrade of the most congested intersection at Central Coast Highway and Tumbi Road has been prioritised and fast tracked.
OCT 2021Have your say
The community is now invited to comment on the concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for the Central Coast Highway and Tumbi Road intersection upgrade.
Send your submission to the project team via email@example.com or call 1800 490 636. The display period closes on Monday 8 November at 5pm.
We are hosting an online information session at 10am on Wednesday 20 October. Register to attend the session and ask our project team questions about the upgrade.More information can be found in the October 2021 Project Update (PDF, 15.6Mb), or you can download the Review of environmental factors (PDF, 43.5Mb).
The NSW Government has committed $387 million to duplicating the Central Coast Highway for 3.8 kilometres between Wamberal and Bateau Bay.
Around 26,500 motorists use this section of the highway daily. By widening the highway to two lanes in both directions, the upgrade will ensure the Central Coast Highway is prepared for future growth.
As part of the project, the upgrade of the most congested intersection at Central Coast Highway and Tumbi Road has been prioritised and fast tracked.
The upgrade would:
- Reduce delays, queuing and improve traffic flow at the intersection
- Improve journey reliability and safety for all road users
- Provide more reliable public transport amenities and access
- Improve local walking and cycling connections.
The Central Coast Highway and Tumbi Road intersection upgrade would include:
- Replacing the existing intersection roundabout with traffic lights
- Widening the Central Coast Highway north of the intersection to two lanes in each direction
- Providing two right turn lanes out of Tumbi Road onto the highway southbound
- Lengthening the left turn lane into Tumbi Road from the northbound lanes of the highway
- Providing a right turn lane into Tumbi Road from the southbound lanes of the highway
- New and upgraded footpaths and shared paths
- Providing a u-turn bay in front of Pacific Garden Hotel for southbound traffic
- Providing an interim transition back to the existing arrangements at the northern limit of works, near Forresters Beach Garden Centre
- Relocating two existing bus stops to a common location northbound on the Central Coast Highway north of the intersection.
October 2021 project update
Concept design and environmental assessment.
Review of environmental factors
October 2021 review of environmental factors
Central Coast Highway and Tumbi Road Intersection Upgrade
Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance and Commonwealth land
Statutory consultation checklists
Biodiversity Assessment Report
Surface Water Assessment
Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment
Preliminary Site Investigation
Traffic Modelling report
Construction and Operational Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
Stage 1 PACHCI Assessment and Native Title Searches
Heritage Database Searches – Non-Aboriginal Appendix L Socio-economic Impact Assessment