Have your say on Nowra Bridge improvement project

6 November 2013

Have your say on Nowra Bridge improvement project

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast and Speaker Shelley Hancock today announced that the Roads and Maritime Services have started preliminary investigations into suitable traffic improvement options on the Princes Highway across the Shoalhaven River.

Mr Ward has invited the community to have their say, get involved and make suggestions on improving travel across our region.

"The New South Wales Government has allocated $2 million this financial year to plan a potential new river crossing to improve safety and efficiency for all road users,” he said. 

“The investigations aim to identify ways to reduce traffic congestion in and around Nowra and help understand whether the existing southbound iron truss bridge built in 1881 should remain in use,” Mr Ward said.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock is also encouraging feedback from the local community.

“These important investigations will consider opportunities to look at a future bypass of Nowra and a future railway corridor across the Shoalhaven River,” she said.

“The community is invited to attend 'drop in' sessions in November and December to learn more and ask questions of the project team and provide them with feedback,” Mrs Hancock said.

Sessions will be held at Nowra School of Arts at 12 Berry Street, Nowra on Saturday 30 November from 10.30am to 1.30pm, Thursday 5 December from 5.00pm to 8pm and Thursday 12 December from 5.00pm to 8pm. Bookings are not necessary.

There will also be a session on Saturday 7 December from 10.30am to 1.30pm at the Nowra Showground Pavilion, West Street, Nowra. 

For more information or to provide feedback visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Shelley Hancock 0428 297 739

Download the original media release (PDF)

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