Why is this important to the people of NSW?
By 2036, NSW needs to support:
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.
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.
|Project||Delivery due date|
|Pacific Highway upgrade (Woolgoolga to Ballina)||Late 2020|
|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.
|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 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
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.
Sportsman’s Creek Bridge replacement – North Coast
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.
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.
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.