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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MAY 2022

MAY 2022Consultation extended

More opportunities to talk with the project team.

Transport for NSW has received feedback that the community would like further opportunities and more time to talk with the project team and to ask questions about the three bypass options.

In response to this we have extended the consultation period to 13 June 2022 and will provide additional opportunities to meet with the project team, including a session in Batemans Bay.

Meet the project team at the community market

Moruya Country Markets – Saturday 28 May
Moruya Country Markets – Saturday 4 June
Batemans Bay Markets – Sunday 5 June

Please note we will not be attending the SAGE Market on Tuesday, 17 May as previously advertised. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Have your say

Transport continues to welcome feedback on the Purple, Orange and Yellow corridors for the Moruya bypass.  You can do this via our ‘Map my Comment’ or completely this short survey

Extension of time

Feedback will now close 13 June 2022.

APR 2022

APR 2022Feedback welcome

We welcome your feedback in person, feedback forms or 'map my comment'.

Transport for NSW is progressing with a bypass of Moruya and is now seeking feedback on the three shortlisted corridors – Purple, Orange and Yellow. Transport identified a preferred strategic bypass corridor in May 2021. A mix of positive and negative feedback was received, as well as requests for further information on how the corridor option was selected. Transport has now released the Strategic Corridor Workshops Report (PDF, 4.28Mb) that documents the technical information, weighting and scoring across the shortlisted corridors.

Further technical reports used during the Strategic Corridor Workshops will shortly be released on the Project website including traffic, noise, flooding, biodiversity and landscape.

Have your say

Over the next two months Transport is seeking feedback on the Purple, Orange and Yellow corridors for the Moruya bypass.

Following the success of ‘Map my Comment’ during earlier engagement, Transport welcomes feedback on what you like and don’t like about the three corridors. We will shortly update the map with all three shortlisted corridors for you to post your comments. Community can also leave their written feedback on the three corridors by completing this form.

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 closes 13 June 2022.

Targeted subject information sessions - Registration open

Registrations have opened for the targeted subject information sessions on traffic, noise, flooding, biodiversity and landscape. You can register now.

Traffic and Noise Wednesday 11 May 2022

  • 12pm – 1pm
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • 6pm – 7pm

Landscape and Biodiversity Thursday 12 May

  • 12pm – 1pm
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • 6pm – 7pm

Flooding Tuesday 31 May

  • 12pm – 1pm
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • 6pm – 7pm

These sessions will give community members the opportunity to talk with the subject specialist about the project. Dates and an opportunity to register for the sessions will be provided shortly.

Meet the project team at the community market

For general project questions pop down and talk with a member of the team.

  • SAGE Community Market – Tuesday 12 April
  • Moruya Country Market – Saturday 30 April
  • Moruya Country Market – Saturday 7 May
  • SAGE Community Market – Tuesday 10 May
  • SAGE Community Market – Tuesday 17 May (Cancelled)

Flood Focus Group

Transport is establishing a flood focus group for the Moruya bypass. Similar groups were established in the planning phases of other projects, including Albion Park Rail bypass.

We know flooding is an important issue for the Moruya community and those who live on the existing floodplain. Transport invited community representatives to apply to join the flood focus group to give local residents the opportunity to understand the flood assessment process and provide feedback to assist the wider community and Transport as we continue to plan the design features of the bypass.

Registrations closed on 29 April 2022.

Once formed, the flood focus group will meet fortnightly from mid-May until late June 2022.

Transport is seeking feedback on the three shortlist corridors – Purple, Orange and Yellow.

Moruya Bypass map

View or download enlarged map (JPG, 1.85Mb).

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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May 2021 community update

Preferred Strategic Bypass Corridor.



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April 2022 Strategic Corridor Workshops

Moruya bypass Strategic Corridor Workshops Report.

May 2021 Strategic Corridor Options Report

Moruya bypass Strategic Corridor Options Report.

August 2020 Community Consultation Report

Moruya bypass.


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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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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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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