LOCATION
Pacific Highway NSW
CLIENT
NSW RTA
DETAILS
Pacific Highway Upgrade - Brunswick to Yelgun
Architectural and urban design
Visual and Environmental Impact
LENGTH
9 km
AWARDS
2009 Engineers Australia - Engineering Excellence Award (Newcastle Division) (NSW RTA)
2008 Planning Institute of Australia - NSW Award (HBO + EMTB)
2008 Association of Consulting Engineers Australia - Awards for Excellence: Transport & Civil Infrastructure category, Gold Award (SMEC)

Conybeare Morrison provided architectural and urban design input on the Brunswick to Yelgun Upgrade of the Pacific Highway, on the NSW North Coast. The nine kilometres of upgraded highway traverses four distinct urban and landscape typologies. The design theme for the road corridor is inspired by the uniquely beautiful north coast setting of the road and responds to the need for a robust visual experience that would be appreciated in the few minutes it takes to travel the route.

Work has included assessing the visual and environmental impact upon the sensitive Brunswick River environs of various bridge crossing options, and ensuring that the amenity of adjoining residential and township communities is maintained. As part of this consultancy, a precinct master plan was undertaken, and concepts provided for a sensitive foreshore area, including a proposed wetlands boardwalk, parkland and children’s playground, heritage and stormwater wetlands interpretive concepts and the adaptive reuse of a two storey restaurant building on the site.