This Federal Budget contains an unprecedented $75 billion infrastructure investment plan. As part of the Government’s nation-building infrastructure projects, the Coalition has committed $971 million in funding to build the Coffs Harbour Bypass.
The exponential increase of traffic through Coffs Harbour is becoming untenable, with 12 sets of traffic lights stopping trucks and motorists on our local streets.
This 14km project will integrate with Coffs’ local traffic network, bypassing all of these traffic lights, and taking heavy vehicles and Pacific Highway traffic off the streets of Coffs Harbour.
This is the last piece of the puzzle for the Government’s massive investment in upgrading the Pacific Highway and will deliver an unbroken, dual carriageway highway between Sydney and Brisbane.
The Nationals’ investment in the Coffs Harbour Bypass will provide faster travel times, safer commutes for you and your family, improve local traffic flows, and create local jobs.
The Coffs Harbour Bypass will deliver thousands of direct and indirect jobs during construction and after its completion.
Work on the Coffs Harbour Bypass has already begun, with the New South Wales Government making the necessary property acquisitions, and completing the environmental impact study.
This funding commitment comes on the back of the Coalition’s $5.64 billion record investment in the Pacific Highway.
Already we have delivered an uninterrupted dual carriageway highway between Port Macquarie and Warrell Creek and between Macksville and Halfway Creek.
In coming months, the final stretch at Warrell Creek will open, delivering uninterrupted dual carriageway from Sydney to just south of Grafton.
This means shorter travel times for commuters and freight, and better and safer roads for locals and travelers.
The Nationals are doing what we said we would do in Government, getting on with the job of delivering for the Mid-North Coast, and regional Australia.
Hon Michael McCormack MP
Leader of The Nationals
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure
Member for Riverina