Nowra Bridge project value management workshop

Nowra Bridge project value management workshop

27 May 2014

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock today announced the names of two community members chosen to participate in the recent value management workshop for the Nowra Bridge project.

Mr Ward said that the Roads and Maritime Services workshop will help determine the preferred location of the bridge.

“Rebecca Grills and Ian Henry were selected from 20 community applicants and will represent community views to help the project team identify priorities and criteria to assess the possible options,” he said.

“A value management workshop for the Nowra Bridge project was held last Thursday 22nd May.

“The NSW Government provided $2 million this year to progress planning for a new crossing of the Shoalhaven River as part of the delivery of safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community.

“The community will be kept informed as the project progresses,” Mr Ward said.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said: “The value management workshop was part of the planning process used by Roads and Maritime to bring together technical experts and key project stakeholders to make recommendations or develop a way forward for large infrastructure projects”.

“Roads and Maritime project staff, technical specialists, two community representatives and key government and non-government agencies took part in the workshop.

“Participants assessed five shortlisted site options against agreed criteria and recommended Roads and Maritime focus planning for a new river crossing immediately west (upstream) of the existing bridges.

“The workshop also recommended Roads and Maritime ensure the project address traffic concerns at the intersections at Bolong, Illaroo and Bridge roads.

“A report summarising the details of the value management workshop and the process around the assessment of the five options will be available on the project website shortly,” Mrs Hancock said.

A short online survey or community members to have a say on the workshop recommendations is also available on the Nowra Bridge project website.

Investigations including community feedback and technical studies will continue with the final recommendation for the preferred site for the new crossing made later this year.

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