The NSW Government has committed $12.5 million to replace the Rawsonville Bridge over the Macquarie River on Rawsonville Bridge Road, west of Dubbo.
MAY 2022Submissions report released
Transport for NSW has released a Submissions Report detailing the submissions received in response to the Review of Environmental Factors display.
Twenty-two responses were received. To read more refer to the Submissions Report (PDF, 111Kb).
NOV 2021Review of Environmental Factors on public display
Transport for NSW has prepared a REF to determine the environmental and social impacts for the replacements of Rawsonville Bridge. The REF is now on display for public information and comment until 22 December 2021.More information
The community are invited to join us at a drop-in information session at the following times and locations to find out more about the project:
Tuesday 7 December
Wednesday 8 December
Registration is strongly encouraged.
Please note these sessions may be cancelled at short notice should COVID restrictions prevent us from meeting with the community face-to-face. Proof of COVID vaccination will be required.
Have your say
You can have your say on the REF by sending your comments to:
AUG 2021Project update
Plans to replace the Rawsonville Bridge are progressing well with extensive research, investigation and consultation undertaken to develop a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposal.
Work will include:
- construction of a new bridge over the Macquarie River, around five metres upstream from the existing Rawsonville Bridge
- construction of new roads to connect the bridge to the existing road network
- removal of existing roads on either side of the current bridge
- removal of the old bridge once the new bridge is operational.
The REF and Concept Design will be on public display in late 2021.More information
For more information view or download the August 2021 project update (PDF, 2.07Mb).
The Rawsonville Bridge was built in 1916 and is narrow and in poor condition due to age. It doesn’t meet modern design standards and is not suitable for use by modern day heavy vehicles with a Higher Mass Limit (HML) load.
The Rawsonville Bridge is a major crossing of the Macquarie River linking the Mitchell Highway to the Dubbo-Burraway Road. If the bridge is closed for maintenance, customers are faced with an up to 45 kilometre detour to travel from one side of the bridge to the other.
Project benefits are:
- improved safety for road users
- stronger, longer lasting bridge
- reduce ongoing maintenance costs.
Review of environmental factors
Frequently asked questions
November 2021 frequently Asked Questions
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