Documents relating to GWH Safety Upgrade / past BAG Campaigns

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BAG / Community Submissions

Blackheath Community Joint Submission to RMS March 2017 -Supplementary Blackheath Joint Community Submission for Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Upgrade of Great Western Highway dated 1 March 2017

BAG SUBMISSION TO RMS March 2016 – BAG Submission In Response to RMS Safety Upgrade of Great Western Highway

Supplementary Community Submission to RMS June 2014 – Supplementary joint community submission to Great Western Highway safety improvement project (Katoomba – Mt Victoria) lodged 16 June 2014

Blackheath Community Submission to RMS March 2013 – joint community submission to Great Western Highway safety improvement project (Katoomba – Mt Victoria) lodged 12 March 2013

BAG submission to NSW long term transport masterplan Oct 2012   (105 Kb)

2011 NSW election Blue Mountains transport platform 3 Feb 2010

BAG RTA Leichardt St Submission 6 June 2009

BAG sub to Christie inquiry Oct 2009


Letters To BAG / Blackheath Alliance

Letter from Andrew Stoner MP (22-2-11) 

– Letter from former NSW deputy Premier Andrew Stoner (then leader of NSW Nationals and Shadow Minister for Roads) in support of reviewing the proposed highway upgrades west of Katoomba and prohibiting B Double trucks in excess of 19 metres through the Blue Mountains.

RMS Construction Plans for GWH Safety Upgrade November 2018:

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_Section_1 Brightlands Avenue and Sutton Park entrance.

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_Section_2  between Hargraves Street and Jellicoe Street (Hill 33).

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_ Section_3 Prince George Street and Abbott Street.

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_Section_4 Govetts Leap Road and Gardner Crescent.

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_4a Govetts Leap Road intersection detail.

GWH_Blackheath_Plans_Nov2018_Section_5 Hat Hill Road and Sturt Street.

RMS Update on GWH Safety Upgrade December 2018: 

RMS 1811 K2MV NOTIFICATION nightwork utilities relocation

RMS proposal for Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Upgrade -February 2016

2015-speed-camera-review – Annual NSW Speed Camera Performance Review, Transport NSW

TOPS-2012-2-Report – Transport Opinion Survey, Sydney University 2012

GWH RFP RTA final gwh_safety_review_rta_2010 – Great Western Highway Safety Review – NSW Centre for Road Safety, October 2010


In the Media

2012 Jul 19 Lithgow Mercury GWH accident

2012 Jul 19 Lithgow Mercury GWH upgrade

2012 July 21 BAG PR 3_12

2012 July 22 BAG PR 04_12

2012 Aug 8 BMG

2012 Sept 10 AFR – Bigger Trucks

2012 July 13 Supply Chain Review – B-triples, mass limits will demonstrate reform commitment

2012 Sept 11 AFR – B Triples part 1

2012 Sept 11 AFR – B Triples part 2

2012 Sept 11 AFR – B Triples part 3

Community Road safety Fund passes Upper House 18-9-12




The creation of the Blackheath Highway Action Group (BAG) was originally an initiative taken by the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC) and the Blackheath Chamber of Commerce.


In mid 2020 following the growth of membership in recent years and the emergence of new critical issues concerning the proposed duplication of the Great Western Highway through Blackheath, BAG separately incorporated to become an independent not for profit organisation. BAG retains and builds constructive relationships with many Blackheath, Blue Mountains and broader NSW organisations. Read more...

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