Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway – Wynyard to Marrawah – Corridor Strategy

The Department of State Growth is developing a corridor strategy for the Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah.

Why is the Department of State Growth developing this strategy?

This strategy will identify road transport challenges. It will look at potential improvements and upgrades in the short, medium and long term.

The corridor strategy will prioritise improvements and upgrades. It will take into account the current road condition, and the growth in the agricultural, forestry and tourism industries using the road.

Planning

The strategy will help shape future projects. The information gathered will help plan improvements and upgrades, and prioritise them for funding approval. The Department will continue to consult with the community and key stakeholders throughout the project.

Community engagement

We asked the community to tell us their concerns or make suggestions about this section of the highway. The consultation period closed on Friday 7 June.

We received 239 pieces of feedback from the community, through comments left on our online interactive map and Facebook page, completed feedback forms, emails and phone calls.

You can view the feedback and comments provided during the consultation period on our interactive map.

Next steps

We are currently reviewing all feedback received during the consultation period and will use this to develop the corridor strategy and prioritise projects for delivery. The next step will be to release a Community Consultation and Feedback report.

The corridor strategy  will be released in late 2019.

09 May 2019