Council to commence Gerroa Road vegetation clearing works
January 29, 2014
Shoalhaven City Council will commence vegetation clearing works along a section of Gerroa Road in mid-February.
The $820,000 project will involve the clearing of vegetation within the road reserve and the construction of wider shoulders.
The works will take place along Gerroa Road between the turn off to Shoalhaven Heads to the south and the Shoalhaven/Kiama border in the north.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said the works were being undertaken to increase the safety of this well utilised road.
“The upcoming Gerroa Road works will see Council clear trees and remove vegetation up to six metres from the edge of the road,” said Clr Gash.
“While the colloquially known ‘bum tree’ is planned for removal as part of the scheduled works, Council will continue to investigate potential alternate options for the tree prior to the commencement of works.
“Obviously the number one focus of this project is on improving the safety of this road; however Council is willing to investigate options, in consultation with community groups, for using part of the tree in an alternative form.”
Council last night awarded the tender for the project to Nowra based company, A and D Tree Services.
The project is programmed for completion by 30 June 2014 and is 100 percent funded by the Nation Building Black Spot Program administered by the RMS.