Hume Highway Bypasses

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A page dedicated to information on the Hume Highway bypassing of Holbrook and Woomargama.

This page is dedicated to information relating to the Hume Highway bypassing of Holbrook and Woomargama. As information comes to hand it will be posted on this website for residents to view. 


Aerial view across Holbrook Industrial Estate to Wagga Bridge Interchange in the foreground and the new bypass heading towards Sydney in the distance.

Holbrook Bypass Committee

As at December 2012 the 9.5 kilometre construction of the Holbrook Bypass is well advanced and the Wagga Road bridge has been opened to traffic. R&MS officials are indicating a target date for completion of the bypass as March/April 2013 and the Holbrook Bypass Committee has been meeting regularly to ensure that mitigation measures have been put in place to prepare the community, especially the business community, for the impending bypass of Holbrook. Signage is an important component of the planning process and in addition to extensive R&MS signage, the Bypass Committee, in conjunction with the Business Community, has arranged for massive Supersite signs to be located on the Northern and Southern approaches to Holbrook. These signs are designed to attract travelling motorists off the highway and into Holbrook where a diverse range of goods and services are available.
 
Significant town improvements have already taken place with extensive engineering works, including kerb and gutter and drainage, having been completed. Additionally, other key streetscape improvements have occurred with Albury Street now boasting new footpaths with stencilled borders and new nature strips with carefully selected tree species- planted and growing well. Also new street furniture has been put in place adding to the attractiveness of the town centre. The next stage of streetscape works will include in-road plantings of selected tree species and delineation of parallel and angled parking area to gain maximum advantage for both the business community and shoppers.
 
The Holbrook Bypass Opening Celebrations Committee is also gearing-up, with the assistance of a professional event organiser kindly retained by R&MS, for appropriate celebrations to be held in Holbrook following the opening of the bypass in 2013.
 
The opening of the bypass is expected to attract national attention as Holbrook will be the final town bypassed on the Hume Highway following a 40 year project to create uninterrupted dual carriageway between Sydney and Melbourne.
 
The Holbrook Bypass Committee is an Advisory Committee to Council and comprises the following members: Cr Stuart Heriot (Chairman), Wes Black, Trevor Liddell, Leonie Hibberson, Mick Pitzen, Jenny Kane, Rusty Dwyer and Warren Thompson.
 
Details of committee meetings, agendas etc may be obtained by contacting Council on Ph 02 60360100 or email: mail@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au

 

Holbrook Bypass Business Plan

The Holbrook Business Plan has been developed by the Regional Development Company with significant input and guidance from the bypass committee and community of Holbrook.

To view the Holbrook Bypass Business Plan please click here. Alternatively the document can be viewed at the Holbrook Library, Council's Holbrook Office, Woomargama Post Office and Woomargama Hotel. 

Media Release - Holbrook Bypass Committee - Bypass Action Plans in the Spotlight

Media Release - Holbrook Bypass Committee Announced

 

 Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Anthony Albanese pictured with Member for Albury, Greg Aplin MP, on Mountain Creek Bridge on Monday 7 November 2011, unveiling the commemorative plaque marking the official opening of the Woomargama Hume Highway Bypass.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Anthony Albanese pictured with Member for Albury, Greg Aplin MP, on Mountain Creek Bridge on Monday 7 November 2011, unveiling the commemorative plaque marking the official opening of the Woomargama Hume Highway Bypass.

Greater Hume Shire Council Mayor Cr Denise Osborne, addresses the official guests at the official opening of the Woomargama Hume Highway Bypass on 7 November 2011

Woomargama Bypass Committee

For a copy of the Woomargama Streetscape Plan - please click here

 

 


The Woomargama Business Plan has been developed by the Regional Development Company with significant input and guidance from the bypass committee and community of  Woomargama. The Final Adopted Plan can be viewed at the Holbrook Library, Council's Holbrook Office, Woomargama Post Office and Woomargama Hotel, or by clicking here.

 

WOOMARGAMA COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
 
The 9 kilometre bypass of Woomargama was opened on 7th November 2011 by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese, supported by Member for Albury, Greg Aplin MP.
 
Previously the residents of Woomargama and guests had celebrated the completion of major works for the bypass with an Open Day on Saturday 22 October 2011 when the NSW Roads and Maritime Services provided free bus tours of the new bypass and a community lunch was held in the park with the local Rural Fire Service team serving an excellent BBQ lunch.
 
During a brief formal ceremony Mayor Denise Osborne together with Woomargama Community Committee Chairperson Virginia Kurtze, unveiled the village icon, a stone sculpture of a squirrel glider. The squirrel glider is perched atop the largest of 3 massive boulders, donated by R&MS, located beside Woomargama way opposite the park.
 
The boulders had previously been excavated from the roadworks for the new bypass and serve as a permanent reminder of the massive quarter billion dollar project.
 
As at December 2012, significant community improvements have been made in Woomargama including new surfaces to the two town tennis courts, an avenue of trees planted along Woomargama Way as part of the streetscape plan, new BBQs in the park and renovated BBQ cover, new park seating, park lighting, a bright new mural on the toilet block created as a component of a region-wide competition, paintings and historical photographs in the RFS hall, sealing of the public carpark adjacent to the tennis courts, a new sail shade over the children’s playground and complete safety fencing of the playground , a permanent stage in the park for community functions and a new verandah extension and public seating in front of the community hall.
 
The Woomargama Community Committee is currently working on plans for a multi-purpose court and a skate ramp for the amenity of residents of the village. Recently the Woomargama Hotel/Motel changed hands and new owners are enthusiastically rebranding the pub to ensure locals and travellers alike can enjoy the great new amenity and peaceful attractiveness of Woomargama Village.
 
The Woomargama Community Committee is an Advisory Committee to Council and comprises the following members elected by the community: Virginia Kurtze, Susan Shanahan, Laura Harrison, David Morton, Robert Peardon, Steve Smith, Geoff Noakes and Daryl Mack.
 
Details of committee meetings, agendas etc may be obtained by contacting Council on Ph 02 60360100 or email: mail@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au

     

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)

Click below to visit the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website relating to the Hume Highway bypassing of:

Holbrook Bypass Community Update Leaflet

Woomargama Bypass Community Update Leaflet - July 2011

 

Media Releases

3 March 2011 - $247 million Upgrade will make the Hume Highway dual carriageway from Sydney to the Victorian Border

20 Oct 2010 - Woomargama Bypass Community Update

28 April 2010 - Hume Highway Upgrade Fully Approved

 

 

Contact Details:

Steven Pinnuck, General Manager, Greater Hume Shire Council

Tel:    02 6036 0100

Hume Highway Woomargama Alliance Project Office

Free Call:  1800 674 934
Email:  HHWA.feedback@abigroup.com.au
 
13006 Hume Highway, WOOMARGAMA or
PO Box 4042, WOOMARGAMA NSW 2644
 
Hume Highway Holbook Bypass
 
For further information on the Holbrook bypass please contact the project consultation manager.
Phone:  1800 755 767 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm)

Reply Paid 5394, SYDNEY NSW 2001

 

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