Highway service centres encourage drivers to 'stop, revive, survive'.
They provide opportunities for drivers to take breaks when they recognise the warning signs of fatigue, which contributes significantly to travel safety and efficiency.
The sites selected for highway service centres are strategically positioned at regular intervals along the highway, and most are close to bypassed towns so the economic benefits can remain with those communities. There are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be recognised as a highway service centre, these requirements are included in section 1.4 of the Policy review 2014.
Policy on highway service centres along the Pacific Highway has been in place since 1998 and has been regularly updated to reflect progress in the highway's design. The last update took place in 2014 which provided further details about sites at Chinderah, Maclean, Woolgoolga, Nambucca Heads and Port Macquarie.
Learn more about the Highway Service Centre Policy.