Applications for Albion Park Rail bypass

1 July 2014

Applications called for Albion Park rail bypass value management workshop

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is inviting interested community members to participate in a Roads and Maritime Services two day value management workshop to help shape the proposed Albion Park Rail bypass concept design.

“The New South Wales Government has committed $1 million this year to progress the investigations and planning for the bypass,” Mr Ward said.

“Last year, a road corridor review confirmed the future extension of the M1 Princes Motorway to provide a bypass of Albion Park Rail between Yallah and Oak Flats as being suitable.

“The two day value management workshop will bring together Roads and Maritime project staff, technical specialists, representatives from Shellharbour and Wollongong City Council’s and two community representatives.

“People interested in representing the community can submit an application form responding to selection criteria.

“Workshop participants will need to review the information gathered from technical studies and community feedback to identify and assess design options against agreed criteria.

“The outcomes of the workshop will contribute to the development of a concept design including the road alignment, height and intersections.

“The broader community will have an opportunity to comment as the concept design progresses,” Mr Ward said.

Applications from landowners, residents, businesses and other stakeholders directly impacted by the road corridor will not be considered. These stakeholders are being consulted separately.

Information on how to apply to participate in the workshop is available on the project website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/apr, by calling toll free 1800 708 727 or by emailing albionparkrailbypass@rms.nsw.gov.au

Applications close on Wednesday 16th July and will be assessed by a panel made up of two independent representatives and the RMS Project Development Manager.

MEDIA: Gareth Ward 0401 499 933 or Ben Blackburn 0423 466 358

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