National Trust Registers Concern on Great Western Highway Upgrade

The National Trust (NSW) has responded to Transport for NSW’s consultation process on the Great Western Highway Upgrade Program between Katoomba and Lithgow, highlighting the potential impact on key heritage sites.

In its submission provided in December 2019, the National Trust (NSW) A National Trust submission to Transport for NSW on the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow noted 21 properties and two landscapes listed on the National Trust Register. We highlighted the likely impact on these places and the town of Blackheath, as well as the proximity of the proposed road to the 1837 Mortimer Lewis Hartley Courthouse (photography courtesy of NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service).


The National Trust (NSW) also addressed the limited timeframe for meaningful community consultation and the timing of considering the program, given the devastating impact of recent bushfires on New South Wales which specifically endangered lives, homes, built and natural heritage in the Greater Blue Mountains region.


You can read our full submission here.