Work complete on Princes Highway noise wall at Kiama
16 August 2016
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today announced that work is now complete on a project to build a noise barrier on the eastern side of the Princes Highway at Kiama to help reduce traffic noise in the surrounding area.
Mr Ward said that the New South Wales Government funded $1 million to build the Coryule Place noise barrier, with work starting in May this year.
“After raising this matter directly with the New South Wales Minister for Roads and taking up the fight in Parliament on behalf of local Coryule Place residents, I was very pleased to secure the funding for this noise barrier prior to the last election,” he said.
“This new structure was designed with the surrounding environment in mind making sure the wall blended in with the landscape and was as unobtrusive as possible.
“The new barrier is 213 metres long and built on the eastern side of the Princes Highway, starting south of the Bland Street overpass.
“Work included digging and building a foundation for the 2.5 metre high noise barrier made up of a concrete base and clear panels.
“I’m delighted to say work was complete more than a month ahead of schedule.
“Roads and Maritime Services should be congratulated for their efficiency in getting the job done before time and within budget.
“The initial finishing time was not scheduled for late September after the school holidays.
“I would like to acknowledge and thank local Coryule Place residents John Blom and Robert Behl who first raised this matter with me and worked constructively with me to get the result. Indeed, this was a matter that local residents took up with the former Member for Kiama. Where Labor failed, I delivered!
“I would also like to thank the community for their patience whilst the work was being carried out,” Mr Ward concluded.