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Goonoo Goonoo Road duplication, New England Highway, Tamworth

The NSW Government has committed to planning the duplication of the section of Goonoo Goonoo Road (New England Highway) between Jack Smyth Drive and Calala Lane in Tamworth.

While there is currently no funding for construction, we will be working to have the project ready to build once funding is available. The community will be kept up-to-date with the progress of the project.

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MAR 2021

MAR 2021Feedback sought from community

Transport for NSW would like feedback from the community about the project's concept design, which has been released. You can provide feedback by:

  • Completing the survey
  • Emailing Please include 'Goonoo Goonoo Road concept design feedback' in the subject line
  • Calling Transport on 1800 653 092 and asking to speak to the Goonoo Goonoo Road project team
  • Sending a letter to Goonoo Goonoo Road Project Team, Transport for NSW, PO 576 Grafton, NSW 2460.

The community is requested to provide feedback by 31 March 2021.

Members of the project team will be available to meet with individuals face-to-face to listen to their concerns and feedback, by appointment. To help us manage COVID-19, you will need to make an appointment to meet with the team. We will be available on:

  • Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Tuesday 23 March 2021

To arrange a meeting please call 1800 653 092.

Project information

Key objectives for the project include supporting economic growth, providing a safer network for travel and improving efficiency, access and connectivity.

Key benefits of the project include reducing travel times for road users, making road trips more reliable for people, business and freight, improving safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists and providing a road network which facilitates both local access and regional connectivity.

In March 2019, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced a commitment towards planning for the duplication of the section of Goonoo Goonoo Road (New England Highway) between Jack Smyth Drive and Calala Lane. This 1.6 kilometre section of Goonoo Goonoo Road is a pinch point on the New England Highway in Tamworth and is the last length of single lane carriageway on Goonoo Goonoo Road. This project is identified as a priority project in the Namoi Road Network Plan.

Goonoo Goonoo Road is an important part of the Tamworth road network, providing a gateway to the city's entertainment and equestrian precinct, and is a vital link between the regional city and its surrounding towns and villages. Transport and Tamworth Regional Council have carried out investigations, including traffic modelling, over the past two years to assess the performance of this section of road.

The NSW Government is currently funding planning work for the eventual duplication of this section of Goonoo Goonoo Road. The timing of construction is not known, and is dependent on funding availability.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 653 092


Post: Goonoo Goonoo Road Project Team, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576 Grafton, NSW 2460

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