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.
JUN 2021Community consultation summary report now available
The report for the proposed upgrades to Goonoo Goonoo Road, Concept design consultation summary report (PDF, 177Kb) is now available to view in response to consultation carried out in March 2021.More information
Transport for NSW received more than 250 written submissions in response to the consultation carried out as part of the NSW Government’s $3 million funding commitment to plan for the upgrade.
Transport for NSW thanks the community for its feedback and contribution to the planning work.
The NSW Government is currently funding planning investigations for Goonoo Goonoo Road, with funding and timing for construction yet to be confirmed.
The community will be kept informed on the progress and delivery of this important program of work.
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.
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