The Newell Highway Corridor Strategy has been successfully completed, with the significant New South Wales route providing regional freight and passenger transport connection.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said that the strategy would ensure the corridor serves the needs of the freight industry and regional communities well into the future.
“The strategy delivers an evidence-based ten-year investment roadmap that will inform future investment across the length of the Newell Highway over the long term to maximise productivity gains for freight users on the corridor.
“The Federal Government had already committed $70 million to the Newell Highway corridor through the 2019–20 Budget.
“Planning is well advanced for our $100 million Parkes Bypass election commitment, with construction due to begin in mid-2020.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz, said that the strategy, developed through evaluation of current and future demand along the corridor, assessment of existing performance and stakeholder engagement, identifies six key corridor objectives.
“These objectives include road and rail solutions designed to meet growing freight efficiency demands and reduce costs for regional supply chains.”
The strategy can be found here.