RMS – Albion Park Rail Bypass – New South Wales - Project Profile

RMS – Albion Park Rail Bypass – New South Wales - Project Profile


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The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), an agency of the New South Wales Government, is planning to build a motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia.

The project involves the extension of the existing highway with a four-lane 9.8km bypass.

It includes the construction of drainage structures, interchanges and related facilities, and the installation of side barriers, information boards, and traffic signals.

Bitzios Consulting (Bitzios) has been appointed as traffic consultant.

In June 2013, the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (NSWLA) committed US$0.9 million towards a detailed planning study.

In October 2013, RMS published an Aboriginal archaeological survey report for the bypass corridor with a traffic study undertaken by Bitzios.

In December 2013, RMS finalized a road corridor review report identifying the existing and future problems along the Princes Motorway/Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats. Subsequently, the NSWLA advised RMS to commence survey, geotechnical and hydrological investigations into the bypass.

On October 28, 2014, RMS unveiled the preferred route for the project.

In November 2014, RMS commenced a community feedback event seeking feedback on the preferred design until November 24, 2014.

On March 16, 2015, RMS presented the project plans to the Wollongong and Shellharbour City Councils relating to the flood modeling carried out in the catchment areas relevant to the proposed Albion Park Rail bypass.

In May 2015, the Shellharbour City Council acquired land on Calderwood Road to be used for the bypass.

On July 3, 2015, the NSWLA announced the continuation of the planning for the bypass with investigations for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) statement nearing completion.

The project will be funded by the New South Wales Government through a US$258 million contribution from the Rebuilding NSW fund and the remaining from the record roads and freight budget.

In October 2015, EIA completed and was placed for a public exhibition between October 28, 2015, to November 27, 2015.

The NSW Government has allocated US$2 million to continue planning for the project.

Artefact Heritage Services Pty Ltd has been appointed as Archaeological Consultant.

On February 25, 2016, RMS issued tenders for appointment of consultants for constructability assessment and geotechnical assessment with submission deadline is March 11, 2016, for the project.

In June 2016, NSW government committed US$11 million in the 2016 - 2017 state budget for the project.

In March 2017, RMS invited applications for registration of interest from contractors.

RPS Group was appointed as environmental consultant for the project.

In June 2017, NSW government committed US$13 million in the 2017 - 2018 state budget for the project.

Pre-tender activities are underway.


The Albion Park Rail bypass project involves the extension of the existing highway with a four-lane 9.8km bypass between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail in Shellharbour, Australia.

The US$419 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of drainage structures

2. Construction of interchanges

3. Installation of side barriers

4. Installation of information boards

5. Installation of traffic signals

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