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Regional NSW Transport Infrastructure Boom

Regional NSW is currently experiencing a transport infrastructure boom to help support its growing population and industry.

Transport infrastructure in regional NSW plays a vital role in helping to ensure access to jobs, education, health care and other services, as well as enabling the social well-being of regional communities.  

Regional NSW is currently home to 3.1 million people which comprises 40% of the state’s total population. The population in regional communities is undoubtedly growing and by 2056, this figure is expected to grow to 3.83 million and a trend towards higher population density in regional cities will continue.  

The regional economy is also booming and currently contributes 30% of the NSW economy and 33% of goods manufactured in NSW.  

As the population and industry continue to grow in inland regional areas, safer and more efficient transport connections are required for both passenger and freight movements. This will include an abundance of new transport infrastructure projects in regional NSW to help improve connectivity.   

Our Involvement in Regional Infrastructure  

Barker Ryan Stewart is proud to be involved in a wide variety of  transport infrastructure projects located in regional NSW. Some of our more recent projects are listed below. 

Inland Rail Project, Parkes  

Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by Australian Rail Track Corporation for the provision of RMS project verification services in accordance with the Works Authorisation Deed requirements associated with the reconstruction of the level crossing at Henry Parkes Way, Parkes.  

The reconstruction of the level crossing in Parkes forms part of the larger Inland Rail project, which comprises of 13 individual projects across more than 1,700km. It is the largest freight rail infrastructure project in Australia, and one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the world.  

Once completed, the Inland Rail will enhance supply chains and complete the backbone of the national freight network by providing trains between Melbourne and Brisbane, via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.  

Northern Distributor Road / The Escort Way Roundabout, Orange 

Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by Orange City Council for the provision of civil engineering design, surveying, and town planning services required for the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of The Escort Way, Northern Distributor Road and Ploughmans Lane. 

The proposed infrastructure upgrade will include the realignment of Ploughmans Lane to meet the intersection of Northern Distributor Road and Escort Way, allowing for the construction of a four-leg roundabout. In the future, Ploughmans Lane will link the Southern Feeder Road to the Northern Distributor Road, completing the orbital loop around Orange. 

The design will also assist in providing safer roads for the local community, as well as ensuring that the infrastructure continues to be a valuable and viable asset to Orange City Council. 

Olympic Highway Intersection and Dunns Road Upgrade, Wagga Wagga 

Barker Ryan Stewart was recently engaged by Wagga Wagga City Council for the provision of civil engineering design, surveying, and town planning services required for the rehabilitation of Dunns Road, including the associated drainage works and intersection treatments.  

The project will include the upgrade of a 5km length of Dunns Road, construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Holbrook Road and Dunns Road, and an upgrade of the intersection at Olympic Highway and Dunns Road.  

Whilst the project is still in its initial stages, Barker Ryan Stewart is looking forward to preparing a design which will help provide a safer and more direct route to the southern portion of the Wagga Wagga residential area, to the airport, and to major sporting and recreational facilities from the Olympic Highway.  

Wingham Road Upgrade for MidCoast CouncilWingham 

Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by MidCoast Council for the provision of civil engineering design and surveying services required for the upgrade of 3.5km of Wingham Road.  

The project involves upgrading sections of both urban and rural road, including road realignment and multiple intersection upgrades involving the construction of four roundabouts. It also involved road widening, reshaping the road and a safety upgrade. The project is still in its final stages, with works currently being completed on time and budget.

Three RMS Intersections on the Newell Highway, Forbes 

Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged by Forbes Shire Council for the provision of civil engineering design services associated with Stage 2 of the Forbes Homemaker Development. 

The design issued by Barker Ryan Stewart included internal subdivision design for Stage 2 and three RMS intersections from the commercial subdivision to the Newell Highway. The intersection arrangements included left in left out, median construction, and channelized right and left turn lanes. The works delivered were high quality, on time and budget.  

How can we assist with your next infrastructure project? 

Barker Ryan Stewart is well-resourced and positioned to provide our full range of services required for your next infrastructure project. If you have any questions about how we can assist, please don’t hesitate your local Barker Ryan Stewart office or email  

  • Sydney – 02 9659 0005  
  • Central Coast – 02 4325 5255  
  • Hunter – 02 4966 8388  
  • South East Queensland – 07 5582 6555  

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