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.

Meet us online

Join us online for a Q&A on Facebook.

  • Friday 21 May, 12pm to 12.30pm.

Information sessions

Meet the team at the following information sessions:

  • Session 1 – Saturday 22 May, 8am to 12pm at the Moruya Country Markets, Riverfront Park, Moruya
  • Session 2 – Tuesday 25 May, 10am to 2pm at the Mechanics Institute, Page Street, Moruya
  • Session 3 – Tuesday 25 May, 3pm to 5.30pm at the SAGE Farmer Market, Riverfront Park, Moruya
  • Session 4 – Thursday 27 May, 2pm to 6pm at the Mechanics Institute, Page Street, Moruya

You need to register to attend Session 2 or 4 to adhere to current health guidelines. Numbers are limited, book your spot now.

Latest news

MAY 2021

MAY 2021Preferred strategic bypass corridor announced

We welcome your feedback

Transport for NSW is progressing with a bypass of Moruya and has identified a preferred strategic bypass corridor. This corridor will be used to develop design options for the bypass in the next phase of the project.

The bypass would reduce congestion, improve connectivity, transport efficiency and safety for passing motorists and local transport users including motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. The bypass would also provide access to the new Eurobodalla Health Service.

View the Moruya bypass Strategic Corridor Options Report (PDF, 6.99Mb).

View the latest Community Update (PDF, 621Kb).

Feedback can be provided via our survey and by pinning comments to the interactive map.

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Work continues to identify a preferred strategic corridor

Transport for NSW is continuing to undertake investigation in and around the Moruya area to help identify a preferred strategic corridor for the proposed bypass. During December 2020 and January 2021, temporary cameras were installed at various locations to collect traffic data over the peak holiday period. 

Geotechnical investigations are being carried out to get a better understanding of the environmental and geotechnical conditions of the area. This work includes drilling or excavating holes to collect information on soil and rock samples in and around Moruya.

Other work being carried out in early 2021 includes vegetation, local habitat and Aboriginal heritage studies and ongoing consultation with Health Infrastructure to enable connectivity with the proposed Eurobodalla Health Service.

NOV 2020

NOV 202020 year Roadmap released

Transport has released its 20 year plan for the Princes Highway. It identifies what needs to be done now and into the future to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network for all transport users. What is the vision?

The highway would enable the movement of people and goods and supports sustainable growth of the local economy, employment opportunities and population. It would contribute to the character of the places it serves and is resilient to adapt to natural hazards and climate change, respond to changing land use and supports new technologies, new industries and economic trends.

View the Roadmap 2040 for more information.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Contract awarded for strategic investigation & design phase

Transport has released its 20 year plan for the Princes Highway. It identifies what needs to be done now and into the future to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and connected network for all transport users. What is the vision?

The highway would enable the movement of people and goods and supports sustainable growth of the local economy, employment opportunities and population. It would contribute to the character of the places it serves and is resilient to adapt to natural hazards and climate change, respond to changing land use and supports new technologies, new industries and economic trends.

View the Roadmap 2040 for more information.

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Consultation Summary Report

Thank you to those who provided feedback during our consultation period. The Consultation Summary Report assesses your feedback on the proposed Moruya bypass. The project aims to address the current and future transport needs of Moruya and surrounding communities providing safer and more reliable journeys.

We received 232 comments via the online interactive map and 63 emails to the project email address. Of the feedback received, 375 unique issues were identified focusing on key topics including; location of the proposed bypass and design suggestions, environmental impacts, potential social and economic impacts and traffic and transport issues in and around Moruya.

View the community consultation report (PDF, 1.41Mb).

Transport will use the feedback to develop and refine designs of potential route options before selecting a preferred bypass route. We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses and provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback during future stages of the project.

APR 2020

APR 2020Community Consultation closed

The initial community consultation period was open between 16 March and 13 April. We sought feedback on how you carry out your journeys on the Princes Highway through the Moruya region.

We thank the community for participating and providing feedback during this phase of the project.

APR 2020

APR 2020Watch the recording of our Facebook Live Q&A

In response to COVID-19, Transport for NSW moved the community information session for the Moruya bypass project online.

On Monday 6 April 2020, we held a 30 minute Facebook Live session with Princes Highway Program Director, Paul Vecovski, and Moruya bypass Project Manager, Dan McClure, to answer your questions about the project.

Watch our recording of the session here:

Additional comments and feedback can be emailed to the project team at: moruyabypass@transport.nsw.gov.au. Have your say by Monday 13 April 2020.

Project information

Transport used information from preliminary investigations and the community and stakeholder feedback to develop options for the preferred strategic bypass corridor for Moruya.

Transport is currently seeking community and stakeholder feedback on the preferred strategic bypass corridor and will use this feedback to develop the preferred option and the development of a concept design in the next 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.

Following consultation on the preferred strategic bypass corridor, Transport will develop a preferred design option. The preferred design option will have more information on the location of the bypass and proposed connections to the existing road network.

Before finalising the preferred bypass design option, the project team will:

  • Consider and respond to all community feedback provided on the preferred strategic bypass corridor.
  • Carry out more investigations to better understand the geotechnical, flooding and environmental constraints and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heritage impacts.
  • Design bypass connections to get on and off the bypass.

There will be further opportunities for the community to have their say.

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Project documents

Community updates

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May 2021 community update

Preferred Strategic Bypass Corridor.

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Reports

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May 2021 Strategic Corridor Options Report

Moruya bypass Strategic Corridor Options Report.

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August 2020 community consultation report

Moruya bypass.

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Media releases

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14 May 2021

Moruya community to have its say on bypass

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17 March 2020

Shaping the future of the Princes Highway

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Contact us

Phone: 1800 719 759

Email: moruyabypass@transport.nsw.gov.au

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