The Hunter roads package is set to reduce travel times, improve safety and create valuable local jobs during construction.
The $273 million investment builds on the record investment the NSW Government is already undertaking in the Hunter – taking the total contribution to Hunter infrastructure to more than $1 billion.
The package will be funded by Rebuilding NSW, and will begin in 2015-16.
The package will consist of various road projects, including:
The Hunter also stands to benefit from other initiatives funded by Rebuilding NSW. These include the $1 billion Water Security Fund, the $600 million allocated to developing regional schools and hospitals and the $2 billion Regional Road Freight Corridor Fund.