The Draft Road Corridor Strategy

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This consultation has now concluded. Thank you to all who have contributed to this project with feedback. 

At the Council meeting held 19 May 2022, Councillors resolved to place the Draft Road Corridor Strategy on exhibition for a period of 28 days.

What is the Strategy about? 

We have prepared a long-term road corridor strategy for Hastings River Drive, Ocean Drive and Kendall Road (MR538 and MR600) to guide future transport planning along these corridors. This 54km road corridor links Port Macquarie to neighbouring local towns and villages along the coast, and then inland to Kew and Kendall.

Review the draft Strategy, Section Improvements, and Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library.

This strategy will focus on:

  • preserving the corridor
  • setting out a broad design framework for future transport network upgrades for all users, including traffic, walking, cycling, and public transport
  • defining priorities for future road maintenance, operation, and the safety of all road users.
  • How was the strategy developed?

How was the Strategy prepared?

From August 2020 to September 2021, we consulted with the community and key stakeholders by surveys and interactive online workshops. Bitzios consulting consulted with the community, undertook technical investigations and analysed traffic to understand who uses the corridor. The draft Road Corridor Strategy has been developed on the basis of this information.

Next steps

Following public exhibition, community feedback will be reviewed and the final draft strategy will be reported to a future Council meeting, to enable Council to make an informed decision on this project.

At the Council meeting held 19 May 2022, Councillors resolved to place the Draft Road Corridor Strategy on exhibition for a period of 28 days.

What is the Strategy about? 

We have prepared a long-term road corridor strategy for Hastings River Drive, Ocean Drive and Kendall Road (MR538 and MR600) to guide future transport planning along these corridors. This 54km road corridor links Port Macquarie to neighbouring local towns and villages along the coast, and then inland to Kew and Kendall.

Review the draft Strategy, Section Improvements, and Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library.

This strategy will focus on:

  • preserving the corridor
  • setting out a broad design framework for future transport network upgrades for all users, including traffic, walking, cycling, and public transport
  • defining priorities for future road maintenance, operation, and the safety of all road users.
  • How was the strategy developed?

How was the Strategy prepared?

From August 2020 to September 2021, we consulted with the community and key stakeholders by surveys and interactive online workshops. Bitzios consulting consulted with the community, undertook technical investigations and analysed traffic to understand who uses the corridor. The draft Road Corridor Strategy has been developed on the basis of this information.

Next steps

Following public exhibition, community feedback will be reviewed and the final draft strategy will be reported to a future Council meeting, to enable Council to make an informed decision on this project.

This consultation has now concluded. Thank you to all who have contributed to this project with feedback. 

  • Public Exhibition 2022

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    The draft Road Corridor Strategy was on public exhibition from 23 May to 19 June 2022. The community was invited to provide feedback by making a submission.

    Following public exhibition, community feedback will be reviewed and the final draft strategy will be reported to a future Council meeting, to enable Council to make an informed decision on this project.

  • Consultation completed - August 2021

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    From July to 2 August 2021 we invited the community to provide feedback on the draft strategies and actions that have been developed for each section of the road corridor. We are currently reviewing the feedback and developing the Draft Road Corridor Strategy. The draft strategy aims to be on public exhibition later this year.

    Council is committed to working with the community and government stakeholders to develop the Draft Road Corridor Strategy. Bitzios Consulting is currently reviewing the community feedback alongside technical investigations and analysed traffic data to understand who uses the corridor. Following this, a Draft Road Corridor Strategy will be prepared and placed on public exhibition in late 2021.

  • Project Overview

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    We've all used the roads that connect Port Macquarie to Laurieton to Kendall at one point or another. As a motorist, cyclist or walker, public transport user. In August 2020 we ran a series of workshops and invited the community to tell us what you think the issues are with the road corridor now, or what opportunities there are to improve the way the road works into the future.

    Port Macquarie-Hasting Council is currently developing a long-term road corridor strategy for Hastings River Drive, Ocean Drive and Kendall Road (MR538 and MR600). This 54km road corridor links Port Macquarie to neighbouring local towns and villages along the coast, and then inland to Kew and Kendall.

    This strategy will focus on:

    • preserving the corridor
    • setting out a broad design framework for future transport network upgrades for all users, including traffic, walking, cycling, and public transport
    • defining priorities for future road maintenance, operation, and the safety of all road users.

    Read the Section Improvements and (External link)Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library.