Port Macquarie Orbital Road

On 21 November 2018, Council resolved to progress investigations for a proposed Orbital Road. The Orbital Road is a new road designed to alleviate significant congestion across the extent of the city, particularly on Lake Road, Ocean Drive and the Oxley Highway. Key to progressing investigations for this important road, is engaging with the community to seek feedback on the final route option development for the Orbital Road.

What is the Orbital Road?

The proposed Orbital Road consists of the collective East-West Link (Ocean Drive to Oxley Highway), the North-South Link (Oxley Highway to Boundary Street) and the flood-free Primary Airport Access Road. It is a new approach to improving the road network in and around Port Macquarie. It will improve connectivity to key destinations including the Health and Education Precinct, the Airport and the Regional Sports Stadium.

The most viable route has been identified, however as the project is in the early stages of development and the approval process is yet to begin, the final route is yet to be determined. Comprehensive technical and environmental investigations will be required before the final route is confirmed.

When will you be engaging with the community?

Council is committed to community engagement as a way of making the best possible decisions based on the interests and concerns of our community. We recognise that any community engagement activities over a holiday period impacts on the community’s availability to be involved and provide feedback on a project.

To account for the upcoming holiday period, we will commence a full engagement program in early 2019. Council values community feedback and we are committed to working with our local community throughout this process.

In the meantime, we appreciate you may have a number of questions about the proposed Orbital Road. We have set up a dedicated information line for you to ask questions, make comments and let us know what information you need to ensure you understand the proposal, the decision-making process, the approval pathway, so we can endeavour to address this during the engagement period.

Throughout the engagement period you will be provided with opportunities to attend drop-in sessions and find out more about the route identification process, talk to members of the project team and ask questions. You will also hear about the next steps and have the opportunity to provide your feedback to help shape the final route for the proposed Orbital Road.

Council encourages you to keep your eye on this website to stay up to date with the project.

On 21 November 2018, Council resolved to progress investigations for a proposed Orbital Road. The Orbital Road is a new road designed to alleviate significant congestion across the extent of the city, particularly on Lake Road, Ocean Drive and the Oxley Highway. Key to progressing investigations for this important road, is engaging with the community to seek feedback on the final route option development for the Orbital Road.

What is the Orbital Road?

The proposed Orbital Road consists of the collective East-West Link (Ocean Drive to Oxley Highway), the North-South Link (Oxley Highway to Boundary Street) and the flood-free Primary Airport Access Road. It is a new approach to improving the road network in and around Port Macquarie. It will improve connectivity to key destinations including the Health and Education Precinct, the Airport and the Regional Sports Stadium.

The most viable route has been identified, however as the project is in the early stages of development and the approval process is yet to begin, the final route is yet to be determined. Comprehensive technical and environmental investigations will be required before the final route is confirmed.

When will you be engaging with the community?

Council is committed to community engagement as a way of making the best possible decisions based on the interests and concerns of our community. We recognise that any community engagement activities over a holiday period impacts on the community’s availability to be involved and provide feedback on a project.

To account for the upcoming holiday period, we will commence a full engagement program in early 2019. Council values community feedback and we are committed to working with our local community throughout this process.

In the meantime, we appreciate you may have a number of questions about the proposed Orbital Road. We have set up a dedicated information line for you to ask questions, make comments and let us know what information you need to ensure you understand the proposal, the decision-making process, the approval pathway, so we can endeavour to address this during the engagement period.

Throughout the engagement period you will be provided with opportunities to attend drop-in sessions and find out more about the route identification process, talk to members of the project team and ask questions. You will also hear about the next steps and have the opportunity to provide your feedback to help shape the final route for the proposed Orbital Road.

Council encourages you to keep your eye on this website to stay up to date with the project.

  • Share your thoughts on the Orbital Road

    Engagement is an important part of planning for the proposed Orbital Road. We are committed to community engagement as a way of making the best possible decisions based on the interests and concerns of the community. We are inviting the community and stakeholders to provide feedback to help confirm the final route for an Orbital Road.

    We would like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts with us by using the feedback form below.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to

    Engagement is an important part of planning for the proposed Orbital Road. We are committed to community engagement as a way of making the best possible decisions based on the interests and concerns of the community. We are inviting the community and stakeholders to provide feedback to help confirm the final route for an Orbital Road.

    We would like to hear from you. Please share your thoughts with us by using the feedback form below.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 



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