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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.

Latest news

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Have your say

The community is now invited to comment on the refined concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for proposed improvements to Goonoo Goonoo Road (New England Highway), Tamworth.

Send your submission to the project team via or call 0467 819 769. The display period closes on Friday 10 December at 5pm.

More information can be found in the November 2021 project update (PDF, 1.84Mb) or you can download the review of environmental factors (PDF, 26.9Mb) and design maps.

Complete the online survey about the refined concept design.

JUN 2021

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.

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.

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

Project updates

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November 2021 project update

Have your say – Review of Environmental Factors and refined concept design.

March 2021 project update

Proposed improvements to Goonoo Goonoo Road (New England Highway) in Tamworth.


Review of environmental factors

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November 2021 review of environmental factors

Proposed improvements - Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth.

Appendix C

Consultation Report.

Appendix D

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report.

Appendix E

Noise and Vibration Assessment.

Appendix F

Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment.

Appendix G

Biodiversity Assessment Report.

Appendix H

Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (contamination).



Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 0467 819 769


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