The Coffs Harbour Bypass is a 14-kilometre bypass of the Coffs Harbour urban area, from Englands Road in the south to Sapphire in the north. The project was proposed by Transport for NSW as part of the Pacific Highway Upgrade project, funded by the Australian and NSW governments.
The Bypass is identified as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has approved the project, subject to strict conditions of approval, on recommendation from the department.
The key conditions of approval include:
A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) was established by Transport for NSW for the Coffs Harbour Bypass to provide a forum for discussion with representatives of the Coffs Harbour community, stakeholder groups and the local council on issues directly relating to the project.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment appointed Dr Colin Gellatly (AO) as the independent chair of the Coffs Harbour Bypass CCC.
The department encourages proponents to engage with the community and stakeholder groups at all stages of State significant development and infrastructure projects. Further information and an associated Guideline for community consultative committees is available on our website.
To find out more about the Coffs Harbour Bypass you can:
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Image source: Transport for NSW.
Banner image caption: Artist Impression of proposed Shephards Lane tunnel (Coffs Harbour Bypass). Source: Transport for NSW.
Page last updated: 24/02/2021