Plans for heavy vehicle bypass formally discontinued

A planning proposal for a Young heavy vehicle bypass route has been formally discontinued.

The proposal was discontinued as part of the Hilltops Freight and Transport Study on public exhibition.

The Freight and Transport Study produced by PSA Consulting for Hilltops Council develops a long-term strategic plan to ensure Council can appropriately respond to the challenges of managing and supporting freight within their transport system.

The study also establishes a fine-grained freight network hierarchy and proposes a series of short, medium, and long term actions.

The Study is also intended to inform the development and preparation of a new Local Environmental Plan (LEP) for the Hilltops Council area.

Accordingly, the objectives for the study are to:

  • Recognise the strategic transport and freight links to support economic growth in Hilltops Local Government Area (LGA);
  • Identify specific needs and opportunities of the freight and logistics sector to generate growth within Hilltops LGA;
  • Identify suitable locations and areas within Hilltops LGA that provide for freight needs in a sustainable manner; and
  • Contribute to Hilltops Local Strategic Planning Statement and make recommendations for the land use planning framework to accommodate the identified growth opportunities of existing and emerging freight and logistic industry in Hilltops region that can be implemented in short, medium, and long term with a specific focus on the Hilltops LEP.

The Strategy is available to view and download on the Hilltops Council website

Hard copies to view are also available at Hilltops Council Offices and Libraries in Boorowa, Harden and Young.

Council's Strategic Planners, Lorena Blacklock and Bryce Weedon can also be contacted for information.

Submissions are to be received in writing to Locked Bag 5 YOUNG NSW 2594 or via email to with 'Hilltops Freight and Transport Study' in the subject line. Submissions must be received by 18 July 2019.