New South Wales
This is the most populated state in the country, and it should ideally have a fantastic road system. Unfortunately, that is not the case because the government has been reluctant about spending on freeways projects. The also has a Not In My Back Yard approach to road construction which has led to great traffic in the capital city of Sydney.
There are about 30 highways in New South Wales at the moment, with 27 of them designated as Highways by the Roads Act 1993. Three were designated as ‘Main Roads’, but they are still called highways nonetheless. These roads are the major transport routes throughout the state with support from other routes known as Ways such as Summerland Way or Kidman Way. The highways serve freight links with regions and major centres while the Ways are mostly for tourist use.
Highways in NSW include;
Princes Highway (NSW)
It is a major section of Highway One, which stretches along the southern and eastern coastlines of Australia from Sydney to Adelaide. For most of its part in NSW, it carries the National Route 1 shield, and there are also shorter sections with Metroid and State Route 60 shields. These sections are mostly in Sydney and Wollongong. It also has the State Route 54 shield by its northern terminus. From Newton to Kogarah, it is unnumbered. This Highway is the most important on the NSW south coast as it is the only road on the south reaching Nowra and Wollongong.
National Highway 23
Notable events in the history of Federal Hwy
Mitchell Highway (NSW)
It is the north-western section of the Great Western Highway that goes from Sydney to Bathurst. Thus, transporting passengers from Bathurst to Wellington, Dubbo, Orange, Narromine, Bourke, Nyngan, and further north. The Highway extends into Queensland, ending at Landsborough Highway close to Augathella.
It is also a section of the Highway 32 corridor stretching from Sydney into Adelaide through Dubbo and Broken Hill. Mitchell Highway is part of National Route 71 to the North of Nyngan, and this goes further into Queensland, ending at Warrego Highway in Charleville. It also forms a part of the route between Sydney and Darwin, through Mt Isa and Bourke.
New England Highway (Nsw)
The New England Highway is a section of the Sydney-Brisbane link of the former National Highway system. The Highway still receives federal funding under the AusLink programme. The New England Highway also has the national highway 15 shield mark for the most part except on the furthest part south-eastern where the 4km has the National Route 1 shield.