Further Extension of Consultation for the Lower Hunter Freight Corridor

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Consultation for the Lower Hunter Freight Corridor has been extended until 13 September due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions in place across NSW. This is to ensure that all community members are provided with enough time to submit their feedback.

With around 350 submissions and enquiries received so far, community feedback will help shape plans to protect land for the Lower Hunter Freight Corridor for a future 30-kilometre freight rail bypass of Newcastle, designed to boost rail efficiency and ease pressure on the main passenger line.

This is a significant step in planning for a future Lower Hunter Freight Corridor which will allow for a dedicated freight rail line between Fassifern and Hexham, bypassing Newcastle’s urban areas and will ensure forecast freight needs can be accommodated.

A future Lower Hunter Freight Corridor will take pressure off the existing network which will deliver more flexibility for both freight and passenger services.

Transport will be holding another online Community Information Session on Friday 3 September from 4pm to 5pm.

The public is invited to submit a question prior to the session and members of the Project Team will endeavour to provide responses. Interested community members can register their interest to attend and submit questions at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/LHFC

The exhibition of the recommended Lower Hunter Freight Corridor has been extended until 13 September, 2021 and feedback can be made via email, corridors@transport.nsw.gov.au or via the project info-line at 1800 837 511.