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The Hatch Road Upgrade

The Hatch Road

The Hatch Road is a predominately unsealed rural road, situated approximately 15km north-west of Port Macquarie's CBD. The road currently services approximately 150 vehicles per day accessing a variety of rural residences and agricultural lots.

As part of a 2019 Australian Government election commitment from the now Member for Cowper, Mr Pat Conaghan, funding has been secured for bitumen sealing of The Hatch Road between Blackmans Point Road and Elfords Road.

In October 2020, Council received confirmation of $1,502,209 of funding from the Australian Government to upgrade The Hatch Road between Blackmans Point Road and Elfords Road to a sealed road pavement. Design, planning and environmental approvals are nearing completion, before the project progresses to construction in the second half of 2021.


Project Benefits & Aims

  • Regrading and sealing of The Hatch Road pavement to improve road surface condition and reduce Council’s ongoing maintenance costs
  • Increased amenity for the residents of The Hatch Road
  • Elimination of the current dust impacts on residents
  • Minor improvements to road safety
  • Cleaning and re-shaping of existing roadside drains to improve drainage runoff and extend the life of the pavement
  • Reduced travel times for passengers, business and freight vehicles based on increased vehicle travel speeds

  • Increase in active transport opportunities (cycling)

  • Reduction in vehicle operating costs

Commence Construction: July 2021

Project Completion: Early 2022 (Final Seal)

The Hatch Road Resealing

This page was last updated on: 06 June 2021