Community information sessions for Albion Park

3 March 2014

Community information sessions for Albion Park Rail bypass project

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is today reminding local residents about the information sessions for the Albion Park Rail bypass project.

“I will be attending the drop in session at Centenary Hall in Albion Park tonight and I certainly encourage those interested in the community to also attend,” Mr Ward said.

The remaining information sessions will be held at Centenary Hall on Tongarra Road in Albion Park on the following dates and times:

Tonight, Monday 3rd March from 5pm to 8pm;

Saturday 8th March from 1pm to 4pm; and

Monday 10th March from 5pm to 8pm

“The NSW Government provided $1 million in the 2013-14 State 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,” he said.

“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.

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

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