Golden Highway Corridor Strategy


Project overview

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy is the plan for a more productive and integrated corridor for NSW communities and road users.

Key benefits

  • Increase safety, traffic efficiency and freight access
  • Improve travel reliability for all road users and limit the effects of flooding
  • Support regional freight movement for productive agricultural and mining industries

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy is a key priority in the NSW State Infrastructure Strategy 2014.

One of its main aims is to keep freight moving safely and efficiently from the Central West region to the Hunter region and Port of Newcastle.

Developed under the Road Network and Corridor Planning program by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Roads and Maritime (RM), community feedback has been vital in finalising the highway strategy:

For more information, visit the Roads and Maritime Golden Highway Corridor Strategy page.

Project status:

The short-term delivery priorities for the Golden Highway Corridor Strategy are:

  • Construction of overtaking lanes and climbing lanes east of Denham
  • Improvements to road travel reliability, through flood immunity works west of the New England Highway and east of Denman
  • Construction and upgrade of truck parking bays and three heavy vehicle inspection sites
  • Upgrades to a number of intersections and Denman level crossing with boom gates.
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