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Mayor, Gash welcomes announcement of Shoalhaven River bridge crossing location

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement of the preferred location for a new bridge crossing of Shoalhaven River.

 

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay today announced that the new bridge would be built on the western side of the existing crossing.

 

Mr Gay was joined by Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock, Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, Mayor, Joanna Gash and Member of the Legislative Council, Paul Green at the announcement.

 

Mayor, Gash said today’s announcement would allow planning to commence on both the traffic considerations and concept bridge designs.

 

The Mayor said that Council was looking forward to working closely with the RMS in considering a number of issues that may arise as a result of the western crossing location.

 

“I would like to thank both the NSW State and Australian Government on expediting this extremely important infrastructure project,” said Clr Gash.

 

“Today’s announcement of the preferred location will allow the commencement of vital concept and planning works as the next stage of the project.

“Among the issues that need consideration is the engagement of local landowners regarding the potential impact on their properties and the possible impact on Council’s planned activation of the ‘River precinct.’”

 

“Council will also be working with the RMS regarding the need for grade separated intersection treatments at Illaroo Road and Bridge Road to alleviate the potential need for traffic lights and to further facilitate traffic flow.”

 

The Australian Government committed $10 million to carry out further investigations and planning for the third crossing as part of the recent Federal budget.

 

The NSW Government has provided $1.6 million for investigations to finalise the location of the bridge.

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