Oxley Highway proposed intersection upgrades

Transport for NSW is proposing vital local road network improvements along the Oxley Highway between Billabong and Hastings River drives in Port Macquarie.

With forecast population growth and increased tourist activity, the planned road network improvements would ease congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety for all road users.

Transport is developing a proposal to improve traffic flow at several busy intersections of the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie.

These intersections form the gateway into Port Macquarie from the east at Billabong Drive and include the interchange with the Pacific Highway along with the intersections on John Oxley Drive (near Phillip Charley Drive), Wrights Road and Lake Road. Intersections along the Oxley Highway at Carlie Jane Drive, Clifton Drive and Widderson Street are also being investigated. At Kings Creek Road investigations are also underway to improve safe access to the highway.

The proposal to upgrade these intersections will improve safety and increase capacity to keep traffic flowing smoothly now, and into the future. A key component for enabling future growth will be setting targets around various modes of travel with Transport seeking community comments for what is needed to support changing modes.


Improving the local road network

About 23,500 vehicles use this section of the highway every day, including about 1,500 freight vehicles, which is why improving safety and capacity is so important.

Transport is working in collaboration with Port Macquarie Hastings Council to ensure journeys into and out of Port Macquarie are safe and reliable.

Transport remains focused on working with Council to create long term, multi modal solutions that will support growth and connectivity in the region, and are seeking feedback on options for the upgrades. Joint planning for supporting public transport facilities and walking /cycling connectivity is continuing and forms an integral part of the overall strategy for the Oxley Highway gateway.

Housing releases in the Thrumster, Innes Peninsula and Wauchope areas and employment lands in Sancrox, Thrumster and the new Health and Education Precinct off Wrights Road are generating increasing peak demand for travel along the Oxley Highway corridor, particularly between Wrights Road and Lake Road intersection.

Details of the proposed safety improvements, including maps, are available in the project update saved under the "project documents" tab.


Have your say

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposed intersection upgrades until 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021.

You can make a submission in one of the following ways:

Online: Providing general feedback via the interactive map below, or by completing the survey with specific feedback on each intersection option and road upgrade

Email: send your feedback to region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au

Post: Oxley Highway intersection upgrades

PO Box 576

Grafton NSW 2460


Register your interest

If you would like to receive updates about this project, please send us an email at region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au and indicate you would like to receive updates about the Oxley Highway intersection improvements.



Transport for NSW is proposing vital local road network improvements along the Oxley Highway between Billabong and Hastings River drives in Port Macquarie.

With forecast population growth and increased tourist activity, the planned road network improvements would ease congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety for all road users.

Transport is developing a proposal to improve traffic flow at several busy intersections of the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie.

These intersections form the gateway into Port Macquarie from the east at Billabong Drive and include the interchange with the Pacific Highway along with the intersections on John Oxley Drive (near Phillip Charley Drive), Wrights Road and Lake Road. Intersections along the Oxley Highway at Carlie Jane Drive, Clifton Drive and Widderson Street are also being investigated. At Kings Creek Road investigations are also underway to improve safe access to the highway.

The proposal to upgrade these intersections will improve safety and increase capacity to keep traffic flowing smoothly now, and into the future. A key component for enabling future growth will be setting targets around various modes of travel with Transport seeking community comments for what is needed to support changing modes.


Improving the local road network

About 23,500 vehicles use this section of the highway every day, including about 1,500 freight vehicles, which is why improving safety and capacity is so important.

Transport is working in collaboration with Port Macquarie Hastings Council to ensure journeys into and out of Port Macquarie are safe and reliable.

Transport remains focused on working with Council to create long term, multi modal solutions that will support growth and connectivity in the region, and are seeking feedback on options for the upgrades. Joint planning for supporting public transport facilities and walking /cycling connectivity is continuing and forms an integral part of the overall strategy for the Oxley Highway gateway.

Housing releases in the Thrumster, Innes Peninsula and Wauchope areas and employment lands in Sancrox, Thrumster and the new Health and Education Precinct off Wrights Road are generating increasing peak demand for travel along the Oxley Highway corridor, particularly between Wrights Road and Lake Road intersection.

Details of the proposed safety improvements, including maps, are available in the project update saved under the "project documents" tab.


Have your say

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposed intersection upgrades until 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021.

You can make a submission in one of the following ways:

Online: Providing general feedback via the interactive map below, or by completing the survey with specific feedback on each intersection option and road upgrade

Email: send your feedback to region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au

Post: Oxley Highway intersection upgrades

PO Box 576

Grafton NSW 2460


Register your interest

If you would like to receive updates about this project, please send us an email at region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au and indicate you would like to receive updates about the Oxley Highway intersection improvements.



Have your say - Oxley Highway

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