Ferrovial Gamuda JV wins contract for $2.2B Coffs Harbour Bypass

Ferrovial Gamuda JV awarded contract for $2.2B Coffs Harbour Bypass
Coffs Harbour bypass EIS Artist Impression. Image: NSW Government.

The Federal and New South Wales governments have announced that the Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture will design and construct the new $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass.

The project will upgrade around 14 kilometres of the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour, starting from south of Englands Road roundabout and finishing at the southern end of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga project.

The upgrade will deliver four lanes of divided motorway bypassing the Coffs Harbour CBD, taking thousands of vehicles out of the centre of town and saving motorists time by avoiding up to 12 sets of traffic lights.

Three tunnels will be built for the bypass at Roberts Hill, Shephards Lane and Gatelys Road, delivering safer and quicker journeys for the thousands of locals, tourists and freight operators who use the route daily.

The Coffs Harbour bypass divert 12,000 vehicles away from the CBD, saving motorists around 12 minutes off their trip. Around 600 direct jobs will be on offer during construction, which is set to being early next year.

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said she looked forward to seeing major works get underway.

“Not only will this project deliver local jobs in construction, but it will deliver a safer, faster commute to locals, as well as boosting flood resilience,” she said.

NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the project is on track to begin construction early next year.

“This is a landmark day for Coffs Harbour that locks in who will build the biggest infrastructure project in the town’s history,” he said. “The project will be delivered using a single design and construct contract to ensure innovation, efficiency and value for money in bringing the plan for this bypass to life.”

The $2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments on an 80:20 basis. The bypass is expected to be open to traffic from late 2026.

For more information on the project, click here.



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