Community information sessions for Albion Park

18 February 2014

Community information sessions for Albion Park rail bypass project

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is inviting interested community members to information sessions in March for the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

“The NSW Government provided $1 million in the 2013/14 budget to progress investigations and planning for a future extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to provide a bypass of Albion Park Rail,” Mr Ward said.

A Roads and Maritime Services review of the reserved bypass corridor has confirmed it remains a suitable location for the bypass of Albion Park Rail.

The review involved identifying and analysing issues on the route, ensuring key physical and engineering features of the road corridor can meet design standards, analysing traffic and transport performance to better understand traffic volumes and movements, traffic forecasts and assessing the road corridor in terms of environmental, flooding, community and social issues.

Mr Ward said that the detailed planning will now start. This will include concept design and investigating potential interchange locations and their design.

“The drop in sessions provide an informal format for community members to meet members of the project team, ask questions and provide feedback on the project,” he said.

“The four information sessions at Centenary Hall on Tongarra Road at Albion Park will be held on Saturday 1 March from 10am to 1pm, from 5pm to 8pm on Monday 3 March, from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 8 March and Monday 10 March from 5pm to 8pm.

“I encourage community members to attend the sessions to ensure they are fully informed about the project,” Mr Ward said.

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