Princes Highway Moruya, looking north east

Moruya bypass

Transport for NSW is making progress building a safer and more efficient Princes Highway and has announced plans for a proposed Moruya bypass as part of the Princes Highway upgrade program.

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JUN 2022

JUN 2022Community consultation closed

The community consultation was open between 4 April 2022 and 13 June 2022 on the three shortlisted corridors – Purple, Orange and Yellow.

We thank the community for participating and providing feedback during this phase of the project. Transport will undertake an analysis of the feedback received and provide a response to the questions and comments.

Social and economic study feedback continues

As part of the social and economic study for the project, Transport would also like to better understand how the community live and work around the Moruya town centre. The following two surveys have been created to inform our understanding and what aspirations the community has for the future.

Feedback for these two surveys close 31 July 2022.

Project information

Transport for NSW has released the preferred alignment option for an eight kilometre bypass of Moruya from just north of Malabar Drive to south of Mountain View Road.  We would like to thank the 500-plus community members who provided valuable feedback during the consultation period earlier this year.  This feedback will be used to inform the development of the project as Transport continues the concept design and environmental assessment phase of the project.

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.

A bypass would unlock opportunities to improve the feel of Moruya town centre for the benefit of locals, pedestrians and businesses and complement the appealing, tourist-friendly experience of the town.

Transport will now undertake additional design and environmental investigations to develop the concept design and environmental assessment for the bypass.

Transport will continue to engage with the community, key stakeholders and property and business owners as the project progresses.

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Project documents

Community updates

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31 May 2022

Flooding - Community information session presentation

12 May 2022

Biodiversity - Community information session presentation

12 May 2022

Landscape - Community information session presentation

11 May 2022

Noise - Community information session presentation

11 May 2022

Traffic - Community information session presentation

May 2021 community update

Preferred Strategic Bypass Corridor.


Frequently Asked Questions

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August 2021

Moruya bypass – Geotechnical investigation

August 2021

Moruya bypass – Noise monitoring

August 2021

Moruya bypass – Flooding and floor level survey

August 2021

Moruya bypass – Landowners

June 2021

Moruya bypass Strategic options process frequently asked questions


Flood Focus Group

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June 2022 Flood Focus Group meeting 3

Meeting notes and actions.

June 2022 Flood Focus Group presentation meeting 3

Meeting presentation.

May 2022 Flood Focus Group meeting 2

Meeting notes and actions.

May 2022 Flood Focus Group presentation meeting 2

Meeting presentation.

Flood Focus Group meeting 1 - May 2022

Meeting notes and actions.

May 2022 Flood Focus Group presentation meeting 1

Meeting presentation.

April 2022 nomination form (archived)

Flood Focus Group - Moruya bypass.

April 2022 terms of reference

Flood Focus Group - Moruya bypass.

April 2022 frequently asked questions

Flood Focus Group - Moruya bypass.


Media releases

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31 March 2022

Consultation set to open Moruya Bypass

14 May 2021

Moruya community to have its say on bypass

17 March 2020

Shaping the future of the Princes Highway



Contact us

Phone: 1800 570 579


Post: Moruya bypass project, PO Box 477, Wollongong NSW 2500

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