Planning under way on Princes Highway upgrade
12 April 2012
Planning under way on Princes Highway upgrade between Yallah and Oak Flats
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that planning to upgrade the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats is moving ahead.
Mr Ward said that Aboriginal cultural and heritage site inspections will occur in late April and early May with outcomes from the inspections to be used to help guide the planning for the future upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
“In 2012/13 budget, the NSW Government committed $100,000 towards planning for this important infrastructure project,” he said.
“The Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail becomes heavily congested, particularly during peak holiday times, so it is terrific to see work is starting towards this future upgrade.
“As part of RMS planning studies it will examine the existing road corridor on Shellharbour Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) against modern road design standards, development of land use in the past 17 years, future development, potential community and social impacts and environmental constraints.
”All these factors will be considered in the planning for a suitable long term solution for a future upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
“The RMS will consult with the community and local Councils during future planning stages of the project,” Mr Ward said.