Project documents - Safety Improvement Upgrades - Great Western Highway Upgrade Program

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Project overview

Please be sure to sign up to our ENews list so that you never miss an update about the project. Together, the Australian and NSW Governments are investing more than $4.5 billion towards upgrading the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. Together, the Australian and NSW Governments have committed more than $2.5 billion towards the East and West sections of the Great Western Highway Upgrade, between Katoomba and Blackheath, and between Little Hartley and Lithgow, respectively. Together, the Australian Government and the NSW Government have committed more than $2.5 billion towards the East and West sections of the Great Western Highway Upgrade, between Katoomba and Blackheath, and between Little Hartley and Lithgow, respectively. Together, the Australian and NSW Governments are investing more than $4.5 billion towards upgrading the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. The Katoomba to Lithgow duplication will provide major economic and safety benefits. It will improve the connection between Central West NSW and Sydney, reduce congestion, improve resilience and freight productivity, and provide a safer and more reliable journey for thousands of residents, commuters, tourists and freight operators who travel in, around and through the Blue Mountains. The NSW Government has committed $73 million in funding to upgrade the Great Western Highway between Kelso and Raglan to improve safety and efficiency, and reduce travel time along this section of the highway. Roads and Maritime Services has completed the safety upgrades and road improvements on the Great Western Highway between Hartley Valley and Forty Bends. The project was part of the $250 million upgrade package on the Great Western Highway, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. Roads and Maritime Services has carried out work on safety upgrades and road improvements on the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria village as part of the Australian and NSW governments joint undertaking of a $250 million upgrade package on the highway between Katoomba and Lithgow to improve traffic flow, safety and travel conditions. In 2012 the NSW and Australian governments agreed on a $250 million revised program of work for the upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. The Australian and New South Wales governments are upgrading the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow for easier, faster and safer travel between Katoomba and Lithgow. The jointly funded $250 million Great Western Highway Safety upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow has been delivered, with safety works at Blackheath now complete. The Great Western Highway is the key east west road freight transport connection between Sydney and Central West NSW, and the amount of road freight on the Highway is projected to grow 20 per cent by 2036. The Great Western Highway Upgrade Program is striving to set new benchmarks in employment, skills and industry development outcomes in NSW. Skills, Employment and Industry Development aims to maximise outcomes for the local and regional communities and industry and contribute to skills development and diversity within the infrastructure sector. The Great Western Highway is one of Australia’s most historic roads and a key eastwest connection out of Sydney. Over the last 100 years, the NSW Government has progressively upgraded sections of the highway to make it safer and more reliable.


Concept design documents


Community updates

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 April 2013 community update

Final concept design and road boundaries.

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 July 2012 community update

Concept design and road boundaries - invitation to comment.

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Concept design

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 April 2013 final concept design plan

Mount Victoria to Lithgow - Great Western Highway upgrade.

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 April 2013 completion report

Mount Victoria to Lithgow, Great Western Highway upgrade - concept design.

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 April 2013 community and stakeholder feedback report

Mount Victoria to Lithgow, Great Western Highway upgrade - concept design.

1.5Mb

 


Mount Victoria Village documents


Community updates

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 October 2019 project notification

Bus stop relocation along the Great Western Highway, Mount Victoria from Monday 28 October 2019.

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 February 2018 project notification

Night work in Section 1 and 2 at Mount Victoria Village.

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 February 2018 project notification

Nightwork on the Great Western Highway in Mt Victoria Village from Tuesday 20 February 2018.

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 January 2018 project notification

Temporary road closure of Hooper Street in Mount Victoria Village from Monday 15 January 2018.

354Kb
 November 2015 community update

Safety work to start on Great Western Highway upgrade through Mount Victoria village.

940Kb
 December 2014 community update

Mount Victoria Village safety upgrade - review of environmental factors finalised.

890Kb
 November 2013 community update

Mount Victoria Village safety upgrade - review of environmental factors.

1.42Mb

Reports

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 October 2014 submissions report

Great Western Highway safety upgrade - Mount Victoria village.

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 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Volume 1 - review of environmental factors and Appendix A and B.

8.95Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Volume 2.

5.7Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix A - Concept design drawings

5.99Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix A part 2 - Concept design drawings - part 2.

9.14Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix A part 3 - Concept design drawings - part 3

9.96Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix B - Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance.

63.02Kb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix C - Stakeholder consultation.

7.78Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Biodiversity technical paper.

6.64Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix E - Noise and vibration technical paper.

5.78Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix F part 1 - Non-Aboriginal heritage technical paper.

8.9Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix F part 2 - Non-Aboriginal heritage technical paper.

8.44Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix G part 1 - Hydrology technical paper.

4.16Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix G part 2 - Hydrology technical paper.

9.8Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix G part 3 - Hydrology technical paper.

2.12Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix H - Water quality technical paper.

3.39Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I part 1 - Landscape character and visual amenity technical report.

8.92Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I part 2 - Landscape character and visual amenity technical report.

5.97Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I part 3 - Landscape character and visual amenity technical report.

6.18Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I part 4 - Landscape character and visual amenity technical report.

10.5Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix J - Aboriginal heritage clearance letter.

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Draft concept design 2013

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 October 2013 Summary of comments made – Mount Victoria village upgrade – safety upgrade

A summary of the community comments made to the proposed safety upgrade in Mount Victoria.

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 September 2013 Mount Victoria village draft concept design/roll plot

Roll plot of the draft concept design for Mount Victoria village staffed displays held 30 and 31 August 2013.

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Planned maintenance work notifications

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 March 2020 work notification

Night closure on the Great Western Highway at Victoria Pass on Saturday 21 March 2020.

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Hartley Valley documents


Review of Environmental Factors

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 April 2014 submissions report

Great Western Highway safety upgrade - Hartley Valley submissions report

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 March 2014 submissions report - Appendix B

Blasting assessment.

438Kb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Main Report - Part 1.

13.4Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Main Report - Part 2.

13.3Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix A - Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance.

71.03Kb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix B - Stakeholder Consultation.

1.76Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix C - Biodiversity technical paper.

9.06Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Non-Aboriginal heritage technical paper.

16.2Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix E - Hydrology technical paper.

8.41Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix F - Water quality technical paper.

15.2Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix G - Noise and vibration technical paper.

6.21Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix H - Landscape character and visual impact assessment.

32.5Mb
 November 2013 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I - Aboriginal heritage clearance letter.

54.4Kb

Community information

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 November 2013 community update

Hartley Valley safety upgrade - review of environmental factors

2.3Mb
 March 2013 community feedback report

Hartley Valley safety upgrade.

944Kb

 


Forty bends documents


Community information

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 December 2014 community update

Hartley Valley to Forty Bends - start of work.

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 October 2012 community update

Forty Bends upgrade environmental impact assessment for your comment.

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 October 2012 feedback form

Forty Bends Review of Environmental Factors and the safety upgrade proposals.

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Review of Environmental Factors

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 April 2013 submissions report

Great Western Highway Upgrade - Forty Bends review of environmental factors submissions report.

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 April 2013 submissions report

Report appendices.

5.63Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Great Western Highway Upgrade - Forty Bends review of environmental factors Volume 1 main report.

4.74Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Great Western Highway Upgrade - Forty Bends review of environmental factors part 2 and appendices.

9.01Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 1 Biodiversity.

8.78Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 2 Aboriginal Heritage Excavation Report.

5.36Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 3 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report - Part 1 of 2.

2.75Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 3 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report - Part 2 of 2.

6.65Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 4 Non Aboriginal Heritage Part 1 of 2.

9.12Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 4 Non Aboriginal Heritage Part 2 of 2.

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 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 5 Noise and Vibration.

5.41Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 6 Water quality.

4.31Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 7 Urban and landscape design Part 1 of 3.

14.97Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 7 Urban and landscape design Part 2 of 3.

18.1Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 7 Urban and landscape design Part 3 of 3.

15.5Mb
 October 2012 review of environmental factors report

Technical paper 8 Traffic and Transport.

5.14Mb

Forty Bends upgrade photmontages

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 April 2013 photomontage 5

Revised artist's impression looking west towards the highway from Forty Bends Road - 10 years after highway upgrade.

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 April 2013 photomontage 4

Revised artist's impression looking west towards Forty Bends from Padleys Pedestal lookout - 10 years after highway upgrade.

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 October 2012 photomontage 3

Artist's impression looking north towards Whites Creek bridge from Forty Bends Road - 10 years after highway upgrade.

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 October 2012 photomontage 2

Artist's impression looking west towards the highway from Forty Bends Road - 10 years after highway upgrade.

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 October 2012 photomontage 2

Artist's impression looking west towards Forty Bends from Padleys Pedestal lookout - 10 years after highway upgrade.

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Katoomba to Mount Victoria documents


Addendum Review of Environmental Factors

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 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Great Western Highway Katoomba to Mount Victoria safety upgrades.

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 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix A – Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance. Appendix B - Statutory consultation checklists.

38.4Kb
 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix C – Final Design boundary and final clearing.

9.93Mb
 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix D – Arboricultural Report (including tree pruning photomontage).

11.5Mb
 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix E – Endeavour Energy asset adjustments.

7.93Mb
 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix F – Neutral or beneficial effect assessment.

15.7Kb
 December 2017 addendum review of environmental factors

Appendix G – Flora and Fauna Assessment.

9.84Mb

Community information

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 November 2017 community update

Katoomba to Mount Victoria safety upgrade.

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 November 2014 community update

Katoomba to Mount Victoria safety improvements.

2.64Mb
 July 2014 community update

Mount Victoria village safety upgrade - update.

654Kb
 April 2014 community update

Katoomba to Mount Victoria safety upgrades.

5.27Mb
 February 2013 letter to the householder

Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Mount Victoria.

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Meetings, presentations and notes

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 February 2013 community workshop presentation

Mt Victoria, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Blackheath.

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 February 2013 community meeting notes

Blackheath meeting.

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 February 2013 community meeting notes

Medlow Bath meeting.

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 February 2013 community meeting notes

Katoomba meeting.

925Kb
 February 2013 community meeting notes

Mount Victoria meeting.

903Kb

Treatments report

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 November 2014 preferred treatments report

Great Western Highway – Katoomba to Mount Victoria Road safety upgrades.

1.79Mb
 November 2014 community feedback report

Katoomba to Mount Victoria.

4.04Mb
 March 2014 potential treatments report

Great Western Highway – Katoomba to Mount Victoria Road safety upgrades.

1.58Mb

 


Relates studies

Central West transport needs study

Central West transport needs study - evaluating the appropriateness of existing land transport networks in meeting the short and long term needs of the Central West. To view the final report see the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development website.

The Australian Government funded a strategic study of the transport needs of the Central West. The final report can be viewed following the link below.

The study focussed on the road and rail transport needs for passengers and freight between the Central West region of NSW and Sydney, Newcastle, and Port Kembla. The study also investigated the future role of major centres in providing inter-modal transport and strategies to meet the region's needs over the next 25 years.

The study area was predominantly made up of the local government areas forming the Central West regional organisation of councils: Bathurst, Blayney, Boorowa, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Harden, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin, Wellington and Young.

The following stakeholders were consulted during the study:

Contact us

Phone: 1800 953 777

Email:gwhd@transport.nsw.gov.au