Official Media Release

Johnsen Welcomes Federal Funding Component For Singleton Bypass

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter has welcomed news that the Federal Government will contribute $560 million to the Singleton Bypass as part of the 2020 Federal budget.

Mr Johnsen said the remaining funds for the bypass are secured, with the State Government having committed their share in order to get their federal counterparts on board.

“As State Member for Upper Hunter I’ve been pushing the NSW Government and the Federal Government to get the job done and now we’ve received the full funding required to get on and finalise planning for the Singleton Bypass,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The Nationals in Government have committed NSW’s 20 per cent share of the funding in 2015, and I am delighted that after years of lobbying and of communicating the wishes of my Singleton community, we now have secured the Federal Government’s 80 per cent share of the funding to complete the bypass.”

“The NSW Government has committed $92 million towards the Singleton bypass under Rebuilding NSW and allocated $2.7 million in 2019-20 to continue development of the project.”

“Transport for NSW has over the last couple of years worked hard to decide the route and the bypass design, and just as the Nationals in Government promised and delivered the Scone Bypass, we are delivering on our promise of the Singleton Bypass,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

For more information on the Singleton Bypass, please visit: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/new-england-highway/singleton-bypass/index.html