Council adopts plan to deliver major roads package

Published on 06 June 2023

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A plan of action to deliver a $40 million Federal Government funded roads package has been endorsed by Council at its meeting last night.

The decision to commit to a Program, Project Management and Engineering (PPME) partnership model to complete upgrades to several major roads in the Shoalhaven will progress the improvements committed to as part of the 2022 Federal Election.

“Reaching this agreement enables Council to deliver these significant road works projects while maintaining the works program already planned to improve other roads across the region,” said Mayor Amanda Findley.

“This is a positive result for everyone involved and clears the way for us to go to market for a delivery partner to plan, design and manage construction of these roads through to completion,” Cr Findley said.

The roads include Forest Road, Callala Beach Road, Callala Bay Road, Culburra Road, Coonemia/Currarong/Callala Bay intersection and Greenwell Point/Worrigee Road intersection.

"I'm excited to see that the Albanese Government's $40 million commitment, delivered in the October 2022 Federal Budget, to improve these local roads, will be realised through a sensible delivery model that doesn't compromise other necessary road works,” said Fiona Phillips MP. 

“I will always work constructively with Shoalhaven City Council to provide funding where possible to help Council fix local roads. Like you, I’m looking forward to more local roads being fixed,” Ms Phillips said.

Council has been working with the Federal Government and Transport for NSW to finalise a milestone payment schedule that will include an initial payment at the commencement of the project to fund the scoping and design phases.

Once a Partner Consultant is appointed, scoping and design will commence with a view to having packages of work roll out progressively through 2024, 2025 and into 2026.

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