City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement of the
preferred location for a new bridge crossing of Shoalhaven River.
Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay today announced that the new bridge
would be built on the western side of the existing crossing.
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.
Gash said today’s announcement would allow planning to commence on both the
traffic considerations and concept bridge designs.
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
would like to thank both the NSW State and Australian Government on expediting
this extremely important infrastructure project,” said Clr Gash.
announcement of the preferred location will allow the commencement of vital
concept and planning works as the next stage of the project.
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.’”
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.”
Australian Government committed $10 million to carry out further investigations
and planning for the third crossing as part of the recent Federal budget.
NSW Government has provided $1.6 million for investigations to finalise the
location of the bridge.