Milton NSW, looking north Princes Highway upgrade program

Milton Ulladulla bypass

Together, the Australian and NSW Governments have committed $762 million towards the Milton Ulladulla bypass. The Milton Ulladulla bypass will deliver safer and more reliable journeys along the Princes Highway by bypassing the Milton and Ulladulla town centres. Bypassing Milton and Ulladulla will take the flow of 'through' traffic away from these town centres, reducing travel times.

The Milton Ulladulla bypass is a priority project as part of the Princes Highway upgrade program that aims to deliver a safer highway for the NSW South Coast.

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JUL 2022

JUL 2022Planning continues for the bypass

Planning for the Milton Ulladulla bypass continues. Environmental, field and site investigations, such as geotechnical, biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage investigations, are ongoing.

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Burrill Lake Co-Design

The Burrill Lake Co-Design process was concluded in late 2021. Transport thanks the Committee members for their participation in the Co-Design process and looks forward to continuing to engage with the wider community.

What was the scope of the committee?

The preferred corridor for the Milton Ulladulla bypass is confirmed and this corridor has informed parts of the scope of the Burrill Lake Co-Design Committee’s assessment of the highway upgrade options through Burrill Lake, including the location of the bypass connection.

The scope of the Co-Design Committee was to assess and recommend a range of design features and intersection treatments for the proposed highway upgrade through Burrill Lake including:

  • Options and intersection treatment/s at the southern connection of the Milton Ulladulla bypass
  • Highway crossing of Burrill Lake
  • Highway upgrade and treatment of various intersections at Burrill Lake (including the highway upgrade from the Milton Ulladulla bypass southern connection to Burrill Lake Drive)
  • Highway alignment and speed environments
  • Accessibility and connectivity for local vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists along the highway corridor including public transport connections and access to recreational locations and activities
  • Deliver a sense of place for the Burrill Lake community. For example, shared paths to local beaches, fishing platforms, boat ramps and other potential improvements to amenities.

A report on the Co-Design process and outcome will be published to the wider community in mid-2022.

More information about the Co-Design process, including meeting minutes can be found on the Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay upgrade webpage.

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Project information

The Princes Highway is a critical link between Sydney and the Illawarra Region with the NSW South Coast down to the Victorian border. It provides vital connections between towns and regional centres and is an important freight link. The Princes Highway connects key east-west road corridors and is a significant route for inter-regional business, tourism and leisure travel.

The proposed Milton Ulladulla bypass is a priority project and part of Transport’s 20 year plan to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected transport network. The proposed Milton Ulladulla bypass aims to substantially reduce travel time and congestion, particularly during holiday periods. It would improve road safety after 111 crashes were recorded in the existing highway corridor through Milton and Ulladulla in a five-year period to 2018. The bypass would enhance the liveability within the Milton and Ulladulla town centres and enhance the appeal of the area.

The aim of the proposal is to upgrade the Princes Highway to provide a bypass of the Milton and Ulladulla town centres, delivering safer and more reliable journeys on the South Coast as part of the Princes Highway Upgrade program.

The proposed Milton Ulladulla bypass would:

  • Improve network safety for all road users
  • Improve traffic efficiency and connectivity to support regional economic development, tourism and freight
  • Improve transport network resilience
  • Enhance the amenity and liveability of Milton and Ulladulla and connected communities.

Transport for NSW is progressing planning for the Milton Ulladulla bypass. Since the preferred corridor was announced in June 2021, Transport has been developing the concept design and preparing the environmental assessment to identify potential impacts. 

The Australian Government has made an additional $352 million commitment announced in the 2022/23 Federal budget for the Milton Ulladulla bypass, taking the total Australian Government commitment for the Milton Ulladulla bypass to $752 million. The NSW Government announced an additional $10 million for the bypass as part of the 2022-23 NSW budget. This will go a long way towards the construction of the preferred strategic corridor.

A timeframe for construction is yet to be confirmed

We are working on the concept design and environmental assessment, and once complete, more information about the bypass connections and design features will be released and the community will have the opportunities to provide feedback. 

Transport remains committed to continuing engagement with the wider community, to achieve a positive outcome which balances the needs of all transport customers and meets the project objectives.

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