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Draft Hunter Expressway Strategy

Thank you for your feedback on the draft Hunter Expressway Strategy that has been developed to help deliver the vision for the Hunter to be the leading regional economy in Australia with a vibrant metropolitan Newcastle at its heart.

The Hunter Expressway is a $1.7 billion, 40km stretch of motorway connecting communities across the Hunter and links into the national transport and freight network between Queensland, Yohaaba/Port of Newcastle, Greater Sydney and Western NSW. It comprises six interchanges to maximise accessibility to commercial, industrial and residential hubs and optimise investment and employment opportunities. 

The Department has worked in close collaboration with Transport for NSW and local councils to develop the draft strategy that sets out the vision and land uses for the six interchanges to optimise investment and job creation.

The strategy identifies the types of land uses that will be suitable for each area and will enable the Department, Transport for NSW and councils to streamline the assessment process to ensure development opportunities are optimised at each of the interchanges.

The community had an opportunity to have its say on the draft strategy during its public exhibition from 18 December 2020 to 26 February 2021.

The feedback is invaluable to help us better understand the opinions, ideas and concerns of the community, and will be closely considered in finalising the Hunter Expressway Strategy.

For more information about the draft Hunter Expressway Strategy and Hunter Regional Plan, visit our Hunter Region webpage.

View the Draft Hunter Expressway Strategy


  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Exhibiting agency or agencies: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal