Shoalhaven City Council will be managing traffic flows into Hyams Beach in a bid to alleviate traffic and parking concerns within the area across the peak holiday period.
As part of the trial, a manned traffic control post will be provided for two days at the intersection of Booderee Avenue and Naval College Road.
Booderee Avenue may be intermittently closed to traffic when parking capacity in the village has been reached during the hours of operation.
Mayor Joanna Gash said residents and holiday rental tenants will be provided access to their properties.
The Mayor said the arrangements at the entrance to Hyams Beach would also enable other traffic to safely turn around at the intersection.
“The Shoalhaven is one of the most visited destinations on the entire eastern seaboard making the area particularly busy during the holiday period,” said Clr Gash.
“To help alleviate traffic issues in and around the Hyams Beach this holiday period Council will be undertaking patrols in this area.
“Traffic control signage including variable message signs will be in place during this time.”
“Maps have also been prepared and will be handed out to help advise people of other alternative beach locations in that part of Jervis Bay.”
“With so many beautiful beaches in the Jervis Bay area I would strongly encourage local residents and visitors to consider alternative options when Hyams becomes too crowded.”
Mayor, Gash said Council appreciated assistance during this busy time as she apologised for any inconvenience.
The Mayor said local residents looking to avoid the crowds at Hyams Beach could discover some of the less well known yet just as spectacular white sandy beaches in Jervis Bay.
Chinamans Beach, Green Patch (Booderee National Park), Greenfields Beach, Murrays Beach and Blenheim Beach are all renowned for calm waters, powdery white sand and stunning scenery.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170