Bolivia Hill - New England Highway


Project overview

The Australian and NSW governments have committed funding to build the Bolivia Hill upgrade.

Latest news

Nov 2020 – Project update

The latest project update (PDF, 2.05Mb) is now available for the Bolivia Hill project. The update includes information about recent activities, as well as changes to the project cost and timeline.

Project information


The preferred route for the upgrade of Bolivia Hill was confirmed in February 2014. You can view or download the Bolivia Hill preferred route option report.

The preferred route for the Bolivia Hill upgrade will:

  • Improve road safety
  • Improve road transport productivity, efficiency and reliability of travel
  • Minimise the impact on the natural, cultural and built environment
  • Provide value for money.

Design for the project

Bolivia Wattle seed collection

Seedlings of the rare and endangered Bolivia Hill Wattle have been collected and delivered to Mount Annan Botanic Gardens for preservation. The unique wattle was identified during the review of environmental factors for the planned upgrade of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.

The discovery provided an opportunity for Transport for NSW to work with the local community to gather and store seeds. Five people from the Inverell Aboriginal Men’s Group were trained to monitor the wattle to ensure the seeds were suitable for collection and then later, planting.

The wattle is unique to the area, growing only between Bolivia Hill and Glen Innes and Tenterfield, so it’s important to preserve it for future generations.


Traffic map
View or download the traffic map.


Project documents

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Media releases

  • 9 September 2021

    Traffic flows on New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.

  • 29 July 2021

    Bolivia Hill Bridge deck takes shape to boost safety.

  • 25 February 2021

    Funding flows to finish NSW's Bolivia Hill upgrade.

  • August 2019

    Cameras installed for safer traffic management at Bolivia Hill.

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 958 057


Mail: Transport for NSW, PO Box 546, Grafton NSW 2460