Earthwork at Ogilvies Hill on the Golden Highway

Golden Highway Upgrades – Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill

Transport for NSW has upgraded the Golden Highway at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill to improve traffic efficiency, network reliability and safety.

Latest news

JUL 2020

JUL 2020Overtaking lanes open at Ogilvies Hill

The upgrades at Winery Hill and Ogilvies Hill were completed on Monday 13 July 2020. A 100km/h speed limit has been reinstated.

Project information

The project involved upgrading a two kilometre section of the Golden Highway near Ogilvies Hill and a four kilometre section between Bowmans Crossing and Saddlers Creek, approximately nine kilometres west of Jerrys Plains.

The upgrades were part of a package of work being delivered on the Golden Highway, between Whittingham and Dubbo, to improve safety, traffic efficiency, network reliability and freight access.

The NSW Government is providing $109 million funding, with an additional $24 million funding from the Australian Government, for the package of work on the Golden Highway.

More information on the package of work is available on the Golden Highway Upgrades webpage.

The improvements included:

  • Building overtaking lanes in both directions to improve safety and traffic flow
  • Rebuilding and realigning the road
  • Widening road shoulders
  • Drainage improvements and providing five metre clear zones along sections of the highway.

The environmental assessments for the projects were finalised in July 2018. For more information on the assessments, download the Winery Hill Review of Environmental Factors or the Ogilvies Hill Review of Environmental Factors.

An Addendum REF has also been prepared for additional slope work at Ogilvies Hill.

An Environment Protection License for the Winery Hill and Ogilvies Hill projects was issued by the NSW EPA on 11 October 2018.

The Environmental Protection License was transferred to the construction contractor (Ditchfield Contracting) on 18 April 2019 and subsequently surrendered on 4 October 2019.

To view the EPL Monitoring Data for this project, visit the Environment Protection Licence page.

Project documents

Community updates

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March 2019 community update

Start of work on the Golden Highway Upgrades at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill from Monday 18 March 2019.

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Project updates

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April 2020 project update

Golden Highway Upgrades - Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill overtaking lanes.

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October 2019 project update

Golden Highway Upgrades - Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill overtaking lanes.

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April 2018 project update

Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill Overtaking Lanes.

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Reports

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June 2019 review of environmental factors consistency review

Additional landscape features.

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December 2018 addendum review of environmental factors

Golden Highway Upgrade at Ogilvies Hill.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors report

Main report.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors - appendix A

Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors report

Golden Highway Upgrade at Winery Hill main report.

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June 2018 community consultation report

Golden Highway Upgrades - Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill.

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Contact us

For further information please contact our Project Manager.

Phone: 1800 560 833

Email: ryan.decarteret@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Transport for NSW, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle, NSW 2300.

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