The Woolgoolga to Ballina project will upgrade 155km of Pacific Highway. The project starts about six kilometres north of Woolgoolga (north of Coffs Harbour) and ends approximately six kilometres south of Ballina. As part of this upgrade, the Pacific Highway deviates from its current alignment approximately 13.5km south of Grafton (Gwydir Hwy intersection) at Glenugie to a more easterly route.  

The Grafton Chamber organised a series of meetings and workshops to address actions as a result of the new M1 bypass which is due to be completed in 2020. 


                                               Meeting Date                 Attendees

TOWN MEETING                    19 July 2018                            80

WORKSHOP 1                    20 September 2018                     4

WORKSHOP 2                      28 March 2019                         27


At the final workshop a list of actions were identified by community members present.  

These actions have been divided into ‘quick wins’, ‘things with barriers’ and ‘someday maybe’ by community members. 

Grafton Chamber of Commerce will work together with Clarence Valley Council to progress the following strategies which encompass a number of actions.  

  1. Grafton CBD Plan

  2. Entry Signage and Beautification of City Gateways

  3. Vibrant Places – Business Initiatives

  4. Grafton Waterfront Precinct Implementation

  5. Pacific Highway Glenugie Intersection

  6. Industry Development

  7. Tourism, Events, River Focused

Want to get involved with the Chamber?

We encourage Community members who would like to progress other identified actions to form working groups with like minded people and organisations, if you would like to progress your own working group with the help of CVC and GCC or wish to join our working groups, please contact us using the form below.


Grafton Bypass Outcomes