The development of 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. 

Consultation closed: We recently invited the community to provide feedback on the draft strategies and actions that have been developed for each section of the road corridor. Consultation concluded Monday 2 August 2021. 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.

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.

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

Next steps

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.

Consultation closed: We recently invited the community to provide feedback on the draft strategies and actions that have been developed for each section of the road corridor. Consultation concluded Monday 2 August 2021. 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.

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.

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

Next steps

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.

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Regional Road Corridor Map

about 1 year

Stage 1 consultation has now closed. The map is still available to view the community comments.

How to use the interactive map 

  • Read the document to understand each specific theme/icon and the type of feedback we are looking for
  • In the toolbox in the top left hand corner of the map click the + icon to drag pins to specific locations along the corridor and provide feedback in the comment boxes.
  • Please be as specific when describing issues.  e.g. drop a pin in the location and type ‘footpath is missing’ or ‘crossing needs improvement’ or whatever your idea is.
  • To filter the pins, click on the filter button in the toolbox in the top left corner of the map.

We will consider all of these comments as we plan for the future of the Hastings River Drive, Ocean Drive and Kendall Road Corridor.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.