Glenugie to Tyndale, New South Wales


Pacific Complete (on behalf of Transport for NSW)



  • Roads


 2016 – 2017

Contract value

$75 – 100 million  


Pacific Highway Upgrade: Woolgoolga to Ballina (Wave 5a Early Works)

Fast facts

1,200,000 m3

bulk earthworks

51 no.

basins constructed and managed with strict water quality guidelines

119 no.

creek diversions and water way crossings

18 no.

production blasts under strict EPL licence conditions

90 %

reduction in waste generated by the project through vegetative waste reused for electricity production

280 ha

clearing and grubbing


The Woolgoolga to Ballina Project comprises of approximately 155 kilometres of four-lane dual carriageway motorway that bypasses Grafton, Ulmarra, Woodburn, Broadwater and Wardell in northern New South Wales.

The Wave 5A Early Works contract involved 32 km of the alignment located within a high risk ecosystem of endangered biodiversity, soft soils and low-lying flood areas. The scope of works included 1,200,000 m3 bulk earthworks, clearing and grubbing, drainage, construction of piling pads, temporary creek crossings, temporary haul routes, construction of haul stand areas, blasting of rock, as well as the supply and placement of sub-base materials.

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