Ferrovial Gamuda JV secures NSW contract

20 June 2022

The Australian and New South Wales governments have chosen Ferrovial Gamuda Joint Venture to design and construct the new US$1.53bn (A$2.2bn) Coffs Harbour Bypass.

The project will upgrade around 14km of the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour, a city 540km north of Sydney, and include the construction of three tunnels at Roberts Hill, Shepherds Lane and Gatelys Road.

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. 

The bypass, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments on an 80:20 basis, is scheduled to open to traffic in late 2026.

NSW deputy premier Paul Toole said the bypass was the biggest infrastructure project in the town’s history. 

“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. We know how important the three tunnels are to the community’s vision for their bypass – and under the planning approvals now in place, they can be assured that’s exactly what they will get,” he said.