The development of the Draft Road Corridor Strategy

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Project overview

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.

Get involved

Bitzios Consulting has reviewed the community feedback and conducted further technical investigations and analysed traffic data to understand who uses the corridor and how they use it.

We invite the community to provide feedback on the draft strategies and actions that have been developed for each section of the road corridor.

Way to have your say

  • Register to attend an online workshop.
  • Take our survey to provide feedback on individual sections of the proposed corridor improvement strategies.
  • Or make a submission by providing any general thoughts, ideas or concerns you may have relating to the proposed corridor improvement strategies.

Read the Section Improvements and Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library.

Consultation closes Monday 2 August 2021.

Next steps

Council is committed to working with the community and government stakeholders to develop the Draft Road Corridor Strategy.
Following this, a Draft Road Corridor Strategy will be prepared and placed on public exhibition in late 2021.

Project overview

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.

Get involved

Bitzios Consulting has reviewed the community feedback and conducted further technical investigations and analysed traffic data to understand who uses the corridor and how they use it.

We invite the community to provide feedback on the draft strategies and actions that have been developed for each section of the road corridor.

Way to have your say

  • Register to attend an online workshop.
  • Take our survey to provide feedback on individual sections of the proposed corridor improvement strategies.
  • Or make a submission by providing any general thoughts, ideas or concerns you may have relating to the proposed corridor improvement strategies.

Read the Section Improvements and Frequently Asked Questions in the Document Library.

Consultation closes Monday 2 August 2021.

Next steps

Council is committed to working with the community and government stakeholders to develop the Draft Road Corridor Strategy.
Following this, a Draft Road Corridor Strategy will be prepared and placed on public exhibition in late 2021.