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Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina. NSW North Coast. Australia

Roads and Maritime Services
Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure Construction
$4.3 billion
Project partners
Pacific Complete is a consortium comprising RMS, with Laing O'Rourke and WSP

Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina. NSW North Coast. Australia

Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade

Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina. NSW North Coast. Australia

Pacific Complete has opened dedicated offices alongside RMS in Grafton

Full project details

The Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina (W2B) upgrade project is Australia's largest regional public infrastructure project and the nation's first Delivery Partner procurement model.

The project involves the duplication of approximately 155 kilometres of road to a four-lane divided road on the Pacific Highway. 

The upgrade will begin 6 kilometres north of Woolgoolga and end approximately 6 kilometres south of Ballina.  

The Pacific Complete consortium - comprising RMS, Laing O'Rourke and Parsons Brinckerhoff - brings together design and delivery experience across complex programs such as the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games and Hunter Expressway. 

During construction the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade will see 2,500 people directly working on the project, with a further 7,500 people working on the project indirectly. 

Pacific Complete has established a head office in Grafton, alongside RMS, and another office in Sydney. Additional satellite site offices will also be established along the project route as required as part of the delivery partner's overall program of work. 

The Australian Government is providing 80 per cent of the cost of constructing the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade, with the New South Wales Government providing 20 per cent.

Pacific Complete is delivering that project in accordance with Environment Protection Licence number 20713 held by Laing O’Rourke. A copy of the licence is also available on the EPA’s public register.

If you have any questions or wish to lodge a comment, suggestion or complaint about the project please contact our team on 1800 778 900 (toll free information line). 


The Tailored Delivery Partner model, being used for the first time in Australia to deliver major transport infrastructure, is critical to the project's completion.

The Hon. Warren Truss MPFederal Minister for Infrastructure