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AusLink Network Corridors

AusLink Network Corridors

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The corridors and links of the AusLink Network as currently determined are described below.

AusLink Network Corridors Road and Rail Links

Sydney-Brisbane

  • The Sydney-Newcastle Freeway (F3) from its junction with Pennant Hills Road, at Wahroonga, to its junction with John Renshaw Drive, thence John Renshaw Drive and Weakleys Drive to the New England Highway at Beresfield.
  • The New England Highway, from its junction with the Pacific Highway at Hexham to its intersection with the Cunningham Highway at Warwick.
  • The Cunningham Highway from the New England Highway to the Ipswich Motorway.
  • The Pacific Highway from its junction with the New England Highway at Hexham and Pacific Motorway to the intersection with the Gateway Motorway at Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Hornsby (Sydney) to Dutton Park junction (Brisbane), through Newcastle, Taree, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Casino, including the mainline railway to and within Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal.
  • Standard gauge railway from the Sydney-Brisbane mainline railway to and within the Port of Newcastle (Port Waratah).

Sydney-Melbourne

  • The Hume Highway (F5) and Hume Freeway from its connection with the South Western Motorway (M5) at Prestons, New South Wales, to its junction with the Western Ring Road at Thomastown, Victoria.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Craigieburn (Victoria) through Seymour, Benalla and Wangaratta, crossing the New South Wales border at Albury-Wodonga, and continuing through Wagga Wagga to the interstate mainline junction at Cootamundra.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Cootamundra, through Goulburn to Moss Vale.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Moss Vale, through Mittagong to Campbelltown (Sydney).
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Moss Vale to and within Port Kembla.

Melbourne-Adelaide

  • Western Freeway, from its intersection of the Western Ring Road, thence the Western Highway and the
  • Dukes Highway to the intersection of the Princes Highway.
  • The Princes Highway, the South East Freeway and the Adelaide Crafters Highway, to its intersection with Portrush Road
  • Princes Freeway from Melbourne to Geelong
  • Melbourne-Adelaide railway via Geelong
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Bridgewater (south) Australia),through Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Wolseley, to Serviceton (Victoria)
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Serviceton, through Dimboola, Horsham, Murtoa, Stawell, Ararate, Maroona and the Gheringhap Junction, to the junction at North Geelong (Victoria)

Melbourne-Brisbane

  • The Hume Freeway from its junction with the Western Ring Road at Thomastown (Victoria), to its intersection with the Goulburn Valley Highway at Seymour.
  • The Goulburn Valley Highway, from its junction with the Hume Freeway at Seymour, to Tocumwal, thence the Newell Highway and the Cunningham Highway to its intersection with the Leichhardt Highway.
  • The Leichhardt Highway between the Cunningham Highway and the Gore Highway, thence the Gore Highway to its intersection with the Warrego Highway, the Warrego Highway to its intersection with the Ipswich Motorway at Brisbane.

Sydney- Adelaide

  • The Hume Highway(F5) from its connection with the South Western Motorway(M5) at Prestons, NSW, to its junction with the Sturt Highway north of Tarcutta(NSW).
  • Sturt Highway via Wagga Wagga to Gawler, South Australia, thence the Gawler Bypass to its connection to Main North Road.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the Dry Creek intermodal terminal (Adelaide) to the mainline junction at Crystal Brook crossing the New South Wales border to Broken Hill to the mainline junction at Parkes.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Parkes, through Forbes and Stockinbingal, to the mainline junction at Cootamundra.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Cootamundra, through Goulburn, Moss Vale, Campbelltown to Chullora intermodal terminal.

Perth-Adelaide

  • The Great Eastern Highway from the Roe Highway interchange to Coolgardie, the Coolgardie Esperance Highway between Coolgardie and Norseman, the Eyre Highway, and the Princes Highway between Port Augusta and the intersection at Salisbury Highway, Adelaide.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Two Wells (South Australia) to Port Augusta, via Crystal Brook Port Pirie
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Port Augusta to and within the Port of Whyalla.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Port August via, Tarcoola, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Southern Cross, Merredin and Northam, to Midland at Perth (Western Australia)

Adelaide-Darwin

  • The Princes Highway from the intersection at Salisbury Highway (Adelaide) to Port Augusta.
  • Stuart Highway, from its intersection with the Eyre and Princes Highways at Port Augusta, to its intersection with Berrimah Road, Berrimah Road to and within East Arm Port at Darwin.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the Dry Creek intermodal terminal to the Tarcoola junction (South Australia) through Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine, to and within East Arm Port at Darwin (Northern Territory).

Perth-Darwin

  • Great Northern Highway, from its southern commencement at its junction with the Roe Highway at Perth, to its junction with the Victoria Highway, west of Kununurra, Western Australia
  • The Victoria Highway to its junction with the Stuart Highway, at Katherine, Northern Territory.
  • Stuart Highway from Katherine to its intersection of Berrimah Road, Berrimah Road to and within East Arm Port at Darwin.

Brisbane-Darwin

  • The Warrego Highway from its intersection with the Gore Highway at Toowoomba, to the intersection of the Landsborough Highway near Morven, the Landsborough Highway, the Flinders Highway from Landsborough Highway to Cloncurry, thence the Barkly Highway to the intersection of the Stuart Highway, at Three Ways.

Brisbane-Cairns

  • The Bruce Highway, from its intersection with the Gateway Motorway at Strathpine, Brisbane, to its intersection with Portsmith Road, Cairns.
  • Portsmith Road and Comport Street to the intersection of Comport Street with Draper Street, Cairns.
  • Narrow gauge mainline railway from Acacia Ridge intermodal terminal via Dutton Park junction, Caboolture, Gympie, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay and Bowen to the junction at Stuart (south of Townsville).
  • Narrow gauge mainline railway from Stuart to and within the Port of Townsville (Queensland).

Melbourne-Sale

  • The Princes Freeway from the intersection with the South Gippsland Highway at Hallam, thence the Princes Freeway and Princes Highway to Traralgon, thence the Princes Highway from Traralgon to its junction with the South Gippsland Highway at Sale.

Perth-Bunbury

  • Safety Bay Road from the end of Kwinana Freeway to Mandurah Road, Mandurah Road from Safety Bay Road to the Perth-Bunbury Highway, the Perth-Bunbury Highway from Mandurah Road, thence the Australind bypass to the Koombana Drive/Robertson Drive Roundabout.
  • The proposed Kwinana Freeway extension and Peel Deviation.
  • Narrow gauge mainline railway from Mundijong (Western Australia), through Waroona to and within the Port of Bunbury (Western Australia).

Hobart-Burnie

  • The Brooker Highway from its intersection with Black Snake Lane, to the Midland Highway at Granton, thence the Midland Highway to its intersection with the Bass Highway at Launceston.
  • The Bass Highway to its intersection with West Park Grove at Burnie.
  • The Midland Highway from its intersection with the Bass Highway, thence the East Tamar Highway via Launceston, to its intersection with Bell Bay Road, thence Bell Bay Road from the East Tamar Highway, to its junction with Mobil Road.
  • Narrow gauge mainline railway from within the Hobart rail terminal at the Port of Hobart, via Launceston, to and within the Port of Burnie (Tasmania).
  • Standard gauge railway from Launceston to and within the Port of Launceston at Bell Bay (Tasmania).

Melbourne-Mildura

  • The Calder Freeway and Highway, from the junction of the Calder Freeway and the Western Ring Road, to its intersection with the Sturt Highway at Mildura.
  • Broad gauge railway from Gheringhap Junction, through Ballarat, Maryborough, St Arnaud, Ouyen and Mildura, to the end of the line at Yelta (Victoria).

Sydney-Dubbo

  • The Western Motorway (M4) from its intersection with Westlink (M7) at Eastern Creek to Glenbrook, thence the Great Western Highway from Glenbrook to Bathurst, thence the Mitchell Highway from Bathurst to the Newell Highway at Dubbo.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the Chullora intermodal terminal to St Mary's, through Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, to Parkes junction. Standard gauge mainline railway from Parkes junction to Dubbo, via Narromine (New South Wales).

Townsville-Mt Isa

  • The Flinders Highway from the Bruce Highway, Townsville, to the intersection with the Landsborough Highway, at Cloncurry.
  • Barkly Highway from Cloncurry to Mount Isa.
  • Narrow gauge mainline railway from The Port of Townsville to Stuart, through Charters Towers and Cloncurry, to Mount Isa (Queensland).

Canberra Connectors

  • The Federal Highway from its junction with the Hume Highway southwest of Goulburn, New South Wales, to its junction with the Barton Highway, Australian Capital Territory.
  • The Barton Highway from its junction with the Hume Highway northeast of Yass, New South Wales, to its junction with the Federal Highway, Australian Capital Territory.

Sydney-Wollongong

  • The Princes Highway from its intersection with King Georges Road at Blakehurst, the Southern Freeway (F6) to Bulli Tops, thence Mt Ousley Road to its intersection with the F6 at Mt Ousley, thence the Southern Freeway (F6) to its intersection with the Northern Distributor at Gwynneville.

Melbourne-Geelong

  • The Princes Freeway and Princes Highway, from the junction of the West Gate Freeway and Western Ring Road to Waurn Ponds via the proposed Geelong bypass.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the North Geelong railway junction, through Lara, to Laverton (Victoria).
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the North Geelong railway junction, to and within the Port of Geelong (Victoria).

Sydney urban links

  • The Cumberland Highway from its connection with the M2 at Carlingford to its connection with the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway (F3) at Wahroonga.
  • The Westlink M7 from the F5 Freeway at Prestons to the M2 Motorway at Winston Hills, thence the M2 Motorway to its interchange with the Cumberland Highway at Carlingford.
  • The South Western Motorway (M5), from its connection to the F5 Freeway at Prestons, thence General Holmes Drive and Foreshore Road to its intersection with Botany Road.
  • King Georges Road, from its connection to the Princes Highway at Blakehurst, thence Wiley Avenue, thence Roberts Road to its intersection with the Hume Highway at Greenacre.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Hornsby to Strathfield.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Strathfield to Campbelltown, via Richmond Road bridge junction and Chullora intermodal terminal.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Strathfield junction to Port Botany via Cooks River.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from the Richmond Road Bridge junction to St Mary's.

Melbourne urban links

  • Metropolitan Ring Road from its intersection with the Hume Freeway at Thomastown, thence the Western Ring Road to the Princes Freeway and West Gate Freeway junction.
  • West Gate Freeway connecting to the Southern Link Tollway, thence the Monash Freeway to its intersection with the South Gippsland Highway at Hallam.
  • West Gate Freeway connecting to the Port of Melbourne via Todd Road to its intersection with Williamstown Road.
  • Dynon intermodal terminal via the Western Link Tollway to its intersection with Footscray Road, and Footscray Road from the Western Link Tollway to its intersection with Whitehall Street.
  • The Tullamarine Freeway, from its junction with the Western Ring Road to its intersection with Melbourne Airport access road.
  • Airport Drive from its junction with the Western Ring Road to Melbourne Airport. (Freight access road to Melbourne Airport.)
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Laverton to Craigieburn, via Sunshine.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Sunshine to and within Dynon intermodal terminal and the Port of Melbourne.

Brisbane urban links

  • The Gateway Motorway, from its southern intersection with the Pacific Freeway, to its junction with the Bruce Highway (Pine Rivers Bridge) and the Gateway Bridge.
  • The Port of Brisbane Motorway, from its intersection with the Gateway Motorway to Lytton Road, thence Lytton Road, Pritchard Street and Port Drive to its intersection with Lucinda Drive.
  • The Ipswich Motorway, from its junction with the Cunningham Highway and Warrego Highway, to its intersection with Granard Road, thence Granard Road, Riawena Road, Kessels Road, and Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Roads to its intersection with the Gateway Motorway.
  • Dual gauge mainline railway from Dutton Park junction to and within the Port of Brisbane.

Adelaide urban links

  • Portrush Road, from its connection to the Adelaide-Crafters Highway, Lower Portrush Road, Ascot Avenue, Taunton Road, Hampstead Road, Grand Junction, from its intersection with Hampstead Road to South Road. Port Wakefield Road between Grand Junction and Montague Roads, Montague Road between Port Wakefield and Main North Road, thence Main North Road to the connection to the Gawler Bypass at Gawler.
  • Salisbury Highway/South Road from Grand Junction Road intersection to the Port Wakefield Road intersection.
  • South Road, from the Grand Junction Road intersection to Sir Donald Bradman Drive intersection, Sir Donald Bradman Drive to the Adelaide Airport entrance.
  • The Port River Expressway connecting from the Salisbury Highway/South Road Connector to Victoria Road and thence to Outer Harbour, including Pelican Point Road.
  • The proposed Sturt Highway extension, from the Gawler Bypass to Port Wakefield Road, in the vicinity of Angle Vale and Heaslip Roads.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Two Wells to Bridgewater, via Dry Creek intermodal terminal and Islington intermodal terminal.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Dry Creek intermodal terminal to and within Port Adelaide Outer Harbour.

Perth urban links

  • The Roe Highway from its intersection with the Great Northern Highway to its intersection with the Kwinana Freeway.
  • The Tonkin Highway from its intersection with the Roe Highway to its intersection with the Leach Highway.
  • The Leach Highway from its intersection with the Tonkin Highway including High Street extension, to its intersection with the Stirling Highway.
  • The Stirling Highway between High Street and Tydeman Road, thence Tydeman Road to its intersection with Port Beach Road, Port Beach Road from its intersection with Tydeman Road to its intersection with Ruddham Drive.
  • The Canning Highway between the Stirling Highway and Queen Victoria Street, Queen Victoria Street between the Canning Highway and the Victoria Quay Gate 3 Access Link Road, the Victoria Quay Gate 3 Access Link Road, Beach Street between the Victoria Quay Gate 3 Access Link Road and Gate Three at Fremantle Port (Victoria Quay).
  • Kwinana Freeway from the Leach Highway to Safety Bay Road.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Midland to and within Kewdale intermodal freight terminal, thence to and within Fremantle Port Inner Harbour, via Yangebup.
  • The Fremantle Port North Quay standard gauge mainline railway loop, from the existing passenger line, bridging over Tydeman Road, crossing Tydeman Road at grade near Bracks Street, and thence to and within Fremantle Port.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Yangebup to Mundijong, via Kwinana to and within Outer Harbour.
  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Kwinana to Fremantle Outer Harbour.

Hunter Valley

  • Standard gauge mainline railway from Dubbo, via Merrygoen, to Werris Creek. The standard gauge mainline railway from Werris Creek, via Muswellbrook, to and within the Port of Newcastle.
  • The standard gauge mainline railway from Merrygoen, to Muswellbrook, via Ulan.

 

 

 

 

 


 

      

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Last Updated: 15 January, 2008