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Delivering Infrastructure

Published 10th September, 2018

Key metropolitan, regional and local infrastructure projects to be delivered on time and on budget.

Why is this important to the people of NSW?

By 2036, NSW needs to support:

113% more train trips (2018 State Infrastructure Strategy)

30% more car trips (2018 State Infrastructure Strategy)

40% more households (2016 NSW population and household projections)

NSW's population is expected to grow by more than one million over the next 10 years.

It is important that every NSW community receives its fair share of local projects and extra services. This may be a new police station in Queanbeyan, an upgrade to the local primary school at Pottsville Beach or constructing a dedicated bus line for people living on Sydney's northern beaches.  To ensure this we are working to:

  • deliver our major infrastructure projects on time and on budget
  • accelerate the delivery of more than 80 significant local infrastructure projects.
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Avoidable congestion costs NSW more than $5 billion a year and will grow to $8 billion by 2020 if we ignore it. Smart, connected and resilient infrastructure is needed across NSW. 

More than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created during the total construction period of WestConnex. The Sydney Light Rail CBD and South East will deliver more than $4 billion worth of economic benefits and create 10,000 jobs for NSW.

Regional infrastructure projects, such as the redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital will provide skilled jobs for local people.

How are we tracking?

10 major infrastructure projects

We have committed to deliver 10 key infrastructure projects in metro and regional areas, on time and on budget by the end of 2024. The timelines and latest information on each project can be found on the individual project’s website below.

ProjectDelivery due date
WestConnex 2023
Pacific Highway upgrade (Woolgoolga to Ballina) Late 2020
NorthConnex Late 2019
Sydney Light Rail (CBD and South East) Early 2019
Sydney Metro Northwest Mid 2019
Sydney Metro City and South West 2024
Northern Beaches B-Line Early 2019
Newcastle Light Rail Mid 2019
Westmead Stage 1A/B Redevelopment Late 2020
Northern Beaches Health Service Redevelopment Late 2018

Accelerating local infrastructure

The Premier is committed to ensuring that everyone in NSW gets their fair share of infrastructure and that projects of local importance are delivered across the state.

To achieve this, we are focusing on a dynamic list of nearly 90 local infrastructure projects across NSW. The projects are tracked and monitored by a specialist delivery team, including Infrastructure NSW (INSW), to ensure the projects are successfully delivered or on track to be delivered.

This means all local communities across NSW will have access to the infrastructure they need, including safer and better quality roads and highways, new and bigger school campuses, integrated health care through new multipurpose health facilities, and improved police facilities.

The map below shows projects underway and recently completed.

Local infrastructure projects

Source: NSW Health, NSW Department of Education, Roads and Maritime Services, NSW Police, Create NSW.

Title Completion Location
Ardlethan Ambulance Station Sep 2017 Ardlethan
Armidale Secondary School upgrade Early 2021 Armidale
Barham Multipurpose Service Early 2020 Barham
Barton Highway corridor improvement works Jun 2022 Murrumbateman
Bathurst Ambulance Station Early 2019 Bathurst
Bay and Basin Area Ambulance Station, Shoalhaven Dec 2018 St Georges Basin
Bay and Basin Police Station - new Dec 2018 Sanctuary Point
Beach Remediation, The Entrance Dec 2017 The Entrance
Beckers Bridge replacement Dec 2019 Glendon Brook
Belmont High School Upgrade Late 2019 Belmont
Berry Ambulance Station Dec 2018 Berry
Birmingham Gardens Ambulance Station Jun 2020 Birmingham Gardens
Bolwarra Public School upgrade Early 2019 Bolwarra
Bonalbo Multipurpose Service Nov 2018 Bonalbo
Braidwood Multipurpose Service Jun 2020 Braidwood
Brig O'Johnston Bridge Upgrade, Williams River, Clarence Town In development Clarence Town
Byron Bay Public School upgrade Late 2019 Byron Bay
Cargo Road upgrade and Southern Feeder Road, Orange In development Orange
Charleyong Bridge replacement, Mongarlowe River, Marlowe Jun 2020 Marlowe
Cobar Health Service (MPS) Late 2020 Cobar
Coffs Harbour Ambulance Station In development Coffs Harbour
Coolah Multipurpose Service Dec 2018 Coolah
Coolamon Ambulance Station Sep 2017 Coolamon
Cooma Hospital redevelopment Jun 2020 Cooma
Culcairn Multipurpose Service Mid 2019 Culcairn
Gee Gee Bridge replacement, Swan Hill Dec 2020 Wetuppa
Gosford Health Campus Car Park Feb 2019 Gosford
Goulburn Ambulance Station In development Goulburn
Grenfell Ambulance Station Late 2019 Grenfell
Griffith Ambulance Station Dec 2018 Griffith
Gunnedah Police Station - new Dec 2018 Gunnedah
Harden Multipurpose Service In development Harden
Hunter Pinch Points Jun 2021 Broadmeadow
Inverell Hospital redevelopment Jun 2020 Inverell
Karabar High School upgrade Late 2019 Karabar
Kiama Aged Care Centre of Excellence, Kiama Sep 2019 Kiama
Kiama Ambulance Station Dec 2018 Kiama
Kingscliff High School upgrade Late 2020 Kingscliff
Lennox Head Public School upgrade Late 2019 Lennox Head
McKanes Bridge, Coxs River, McKanes Fall Road Dec 2020 Bowenfels
Middle Falbrook Bridge upgrade Apr 2018 Middle Falbrook
Mitchell Highway, Guanna Hill realignment, Molong Oct 2018 Molong
Molong Ambulance Station Jul 2018 Molong
Molong Multipurpose Service May 2018 Molong
Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road overtaking lanes and safety improvements Apr 2019 Cooma
Monkerai Bridge Upgrade Jun 2020 Monkerai
Moss Vale, Pedestrian Railway line overpass Aug 2018 Moss Vale
Murrumbidgee Regional High School upgrade Late 2020 Griffith
Murrurundi Multipurpose Service In development Murrurundi
Murwillumbah High School upgrade Late 2021 Murwillumbah
New England Highway upgrade, Rutherford In development Rutherford
New England Highway, pavement rehabilitation package, Aberdeen to Willow Tree Mar 2019 Aberdeen
New Tabulam Bridge, Clarence River, Bruxner Highway, Tabulam Jul 2020 Tabulam
Newell Highway realignment, Grong Grong Feb 2018 Grong Grong
Newell Highway realignment, Trewilga Feb 2018 Trewilga
Northern Inland Centre of Excellence, Tamworth Sep 2019 Tamworth
Nulkaba Public School upgrade Early 2020 Nulkaba
Old Bar Public School upgrade Mid 2019 Old Bar
Oxley Highway safety improvement works Jun 2018 Tamworth
Oxley Highway, second road bridge over railway line, Gunnedah Feb 2021 Gunnedah
Pacific Motorway intersection upgrade, Weakleys Drive, Beresfield Apr 2019 Beresfield
Pottsville Ambulance Station Dec 2019 Pottsville
Pottsville Beach Public School upgrade Early 2019 Pottsville Beach
Princes Highway & Albatross Road Link, via Flinders Road, Nowra Nov 2018 Nowra
Queanbeyan High School upgrade Late 2019 Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan Police Station - new Feb 2020 Queanbeyan
Regional Performing Arts Centre & Conservatorium, Gosford In development Gosford
Robertson Aquatic Centre Under construction Robertson
Rutherford Ambulance Station Under construction Rutherford
Rutherford Public School upgrade Late 2019 Rutherford
Rylstone Multipurpose Service Sep 2018 Rylstone
Seal Extension of Binda Road (Main Road 54) between Crookwell and Bathurst Mar 2018 Binda
Silver City Highway upgrade and sealing, Broken Hill Jun 2019 Broken Hill
Sportsman's Creek Bridge replacement, Lawrence Feb 2018 Lawrence
Taree Police Station - new Sep 2019 Taree
Terrigal Public School upgrade Late 2019 Terrigal
Tooleybuc Bridge Replacement, Murray River, Tooleybuc In development Tooleybuc
Toukley Ambulance Station Mar 2019 Toukley
Tumbarumba Multipurpose Service May 2020 Tumbarumba
Tweed River High School upgrade Late 2020 Tweed Heads
Upgrading and sealing the Cobb Highway Dec 2018 Moama
Wamberal Public School upgrade Early 2020 Wamberal
Warroo Bridge over the Lachlan River, via Forbes Jun 2017 Warroo
Wauchope Ambulance Station Mar 2019 Wauchope
Wauchope Public School upgrade Late 2019 Wauchope
West Wyalong Heavy Vehicle Bypass Upgrade Jun 2018 West Wyalong
Wyong Ambulance Station Mar 2019 Wyong
Wyong Road intersection upgrades, Mingara Drive & Tumbi Road Jan 2018 Tumbi Umbi
Yass Ambulance Station Dec 2019 Yass
Yass High School upgrade Mid 2020 Yass
Yass Multipurpose Service Jun 2022 Yass

Recently completed local infrastructure projects

Construction completed on Bay and Basin ambulance station

Construction completed on Bay and Basin Ambulance Station

Construction has been completed on the new Bay and Basin ambulance station. The new station includes internal parking for four ambulances, office areas, a meeting or training room, relief accommodation, storage areas, staff parking, delivery and loading bay, and external wash bay.

The station will now be fitted out and commissioned, followed by a staged roll out of services to ensure patients continue to receive quality care during the transition.

Designed with input from local paramedics, the station will deliver a better working environment for NSW Ambulance staff and ensure paramedics are best placed to provide high-quality medical services tailored to the local community.

New NSW Ambulance station at Molong commences operations

Molong Ambulance station

The new ambulance station includes purpose built infrastructure, administration support as well as educational, fleet and relief accommodation. It has created a better working environment for NSW Ambulance staff and ensures paramedics are best placed to provide emergency medical care to meet the shifting patient demographic.

NSW Ambulance Deputy Director Operations Western Sector, John Stonestreet, welcomed the latest milestone in the delivery of the station.

“Designed with input from local paramedics, the new station will greatly enhance their ability to deliver high-quality mobile emergency medical care to patients in the community for decades to come," Chief Superintendent Stonestreet said.

Find out more about Molong Ambulance station

Sportsman’s Creek Bridge replacement – North Coast

Sportsmans Creek

A new bridge has been built over Sportsmans Creek at Lawrence in Northern NSW, which opened to traffic on 26 February 2018.

The new Sportsmans Creek Bridge is part of the Bridges for the Bush initiatives – a NSW Government commitment to improving road freight productivity by replacing or upgrading bridges throughout regional NSW. This bridge will cater for future requirements of surrounding agricultural industries, local traffic and pedestrian access. 

Find out more about Sportsman's Creek Bridge

What are we doing?

We're changing how we plan and deliver infrastructure

The infrastructure we need over the next 50 years relies on future-focused planning today. 

Infrastructure NSW provides expert, independent advice on the government’s ambitious infrastructure projects. Under the Infrastructure Investor Assurance Framework, INSW undertakes project monitoring, regular project reporting, Gateway Reviews and Health Checks to keep projects on track.

Key infrastructure across the state is being funded through various sources, including:

  • Rebuilding NSW is turbocharging NSW’s building plans with an additional $20 billion from leasing the state’s electricity network
  • Restart NSW is ensuring that the regions have the infrastructure they need to support a vibrant and productive economy. Thirty per cent of Restart NSW funds are committed to regional NSW and fund projects such as:
    • fixing country roads to repair and upgrade roads throughout regional NSW. So far, $183.4 million has been allocated across 207 projects to improve road networks.
    • supporting regional and rural communities affected by mining by upgrading health, water, road and educations infrastructure through the Resources for Regions fund. Over the past five years, more than $230 million has been allocated to 42 projects. Now the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in major and transformative infrastructure across regional NSW. The fund will help to deliver critical infrastructure and priority initiatives. The five areas of focus will be improved water security, rail and road transport connections, freight linkages, digital connectivity and Special Activation Precincts to attract more industry investment in the regions.
    • supporting infrastructure investment in the Hunter and Illawarra regions, including $170 million to upgrade the Princess Highway.
  • Regional Growth Fund will invest $1.6 billion in projects that facilitate regional development through six funds. These funds aim to enable essential infrastructure, support arts and culture, enhance and build sporting infrastructure, improve regional voice and data connectivity, invest in our mining-impacted communities, spur job creation and deliver local infrastructure. Register your email to receive an update when a fund opens for applications. 

Case Study

Lismore Base Hospital

Lismore Base Hospital

The $80 million Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment project will provide improved access to a wider range of services for the local community on the state’s North Coast. Stage 3B of the project – which is expected to be completed by 2020 – will employ about 70 tradespeople a year, providing 14 apprenticeship opportunities for local young people. At its peak, Lismore’s stage 3B will employ around 200 people on site. 

The NSW Government is delivering more skilled jobs for apprentices and helping more women take up a trade through the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP) on the North Coast as part of major upgrades to the Lismore Hospital.

What can you do?

Have your say on infrastructure projects in your community.

  • Contact Health Infrastructure to have your say on healthcare infrastructure that would support your community.
Published 10th September, 2018
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