Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley and Shoalhaven Business Chamber President Jemma Tribe stand united in their call for action and answers on the future of Nowra Bridge.
In December 2019 the two community leaders attended a roundtable meeting held with RMS and local members at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and are now calling for feedback from RMS, Member for South Coast, Member for Kiama and Minister for Roads, Premier for NSW and the Shadow Cabinet.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said that Council affirms grade separated intersections as part of the integrated road network upgrade for the Shoalhaven Bridge.
"This is a vital piece of infrastructure that will impact all residents and visitors coming to the Shoalhaven," Clr Findley said.
"It is a once in a lifetime infrastructure build and we are calling for RMS and other local elected members to provide us with feedback from our submissions that were given late last year.
" Council requests how the RMS plans to upgrade and improve the road network in and around the North and South Intersections over a short, medium and long-term timeframe if grade separation is not in the current plan and has traffic modelling for the hospital improvements been considered, particularly for emergency vehicles.
Mayor Findley stood side by side with Shoalhaven Business Chamber Jemma Tribe to voice the concerns the frustrations of the Shoalhaven business community.
"The Shoalhaven Business Chamber represents more than 250 businesses who will be impacted on their day to day business functions and operations once this bridge has been completed," Ms Tribe said.
"While we support and encourage the construction of the new bridge, we need to make sure we get the best possible outcome for our community.
"We are mindful that there are significant developments planned for each side of the bridge and we need to future proof this important piece of infrastructure.”