Pacific Highway upgrade through Wyong Town Centre


Project overview

The Australian Government and NSW Government are investing $420 million to upgrade the Pacific Highway through the Wyong Town Centre.

The project will provide two lanes in each direction from Johnson Road at Tuggerah through Wyong Town Centre, and replace the Wyong River road bridge with a new four lane bridge.

The upgrade will improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users as well as provide for future improvements to the public transport network.

Latest news

March 2024 - Out of hours geotechnical work along Pacific Highway

We will be working out of hours along the Pacific Highway between Johnson Road and Cutler Drive from 3 March to 14 April, weather permitting. 

Find out more detail in our March notification (PDF, 545.94 KB).

November 2024 - Geotechnical investigations at Wyong Station carparks

Work will be carried out in car parks at the train station, including the commuter car parks on the eastern and western side of Wyong Station, the Railway Square car park and the Rose Street community car park.

We’ll be working from Monday 4 December to Friday 22 December, weather permitting.

Find out more detail in our November notification (PDF, 273.77 KB).

October 2023 - Geotechnical investigations November 2023 to April 2024

Geotechnical investigations to help with planning for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway through Wyong town Centre will start late November 2023.

We will be working from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturday. Works will be undertaken in the section of the Pacific Highway through Wyong and nearby roads in the Wyong River and within the rail corridor. 

We expect to complete the investigations by April 2024, weather permitting.

Find out more detail in our October Notification (PDF, 229.75 KB).

August 2023 - Night work

Transport for NSW is carrying out traffic counts at Wyong to help with planning for the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway through Wyong town centre.

Tube counters and cameras will monitor traffic movements taking place from Friday 25 August to Monday 4 September between 7pm and 3am, weather permitting.

For more information you can view the August 2023 project update (PDF, 439.61 KB).

January 2023 - Project update

The Australian Government announced it is accelerating $80 million in funding to the Wyong Town Centre upgrade.

The Australian Government is contributing $336 million towards the project, with the NSW Government committing $84 million. 

For more information on the project, you can view the January 2023 project update (PDF, 8.27 MB).

Project information


The Pacific Highway is the main route through Wyong town centre and is a major urban arterial road connecting the northern suburbs of the Central Coast. It is currently a single lane in each direction through Wyong.

Wyong and surrounding suburbs have experienced a large increase in the volume of traffic in recent years due to sustained urban growth across the Central Coast region.

In early 2013 after an independent review, it was confirmed the upgrade would be along the existing highway route.

Since 2013, we have undertaken extensive community consultation to determine and address the impacts of the upgrade on the surrounding area, including on the existing rail corridor, on-street parking, commuter parking and heritage buildings.

An environmental assessment and concept design was displayed for feedback in October 2015 and the project was approved in February 2016.

Work is already underway to make way for this major upgrade – Transport has completed some early demolition of existing buildings and acquired the majority of properties needed.

Traffic surveys and geotechnical investigations have also been carried out to understand the current traffic volumes, pedestrian, and cyclist movements in the project area.


  • Improve safety for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians
  • Improve traffic flow to provide reliable road access to and through Wyong town Centre
  • Provide a road environment that maintains as far as practicable the town’s identity while providing opportunities for future revitalisation and growth
  • Ensure the highway upgrade is compatible with current and future public transport services
  • Provide improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Next steps

Transport for NSW is currently carrying out geotechnical investigations until April 2024 (weather permitting), to prepare for delivery of the project.

An updated concept design will be  issued in the coming months, followed by an Addendum Review of Environmental Factors later this year. We will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

Project documents

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Project notifications

Community updates

Community consultation report

Issues report

Independent evaluation of options

REF documents

Heritage assessment report

Submissions report

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:


Phone: 1800 864 889 (during business hours)

Mail: Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle NSW 2300