Final chance to have a say on Kincumber intersection upgrade

19 March 2018

The community is invited to have a say on the proposed upgrade of the intersection of Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street at Kincumber, which will ease congestion and improve traffic flow for motorists.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today said the review of environmental factors (REF) for the design proposal will be on display from today (Monday 19 March) until Friday 13 April, giving the community a final opportunity to provide feedback and input on the intersection’s upgrade.

“Currently Empire Bay Drive is only one lane in each direction, and the existing single lane roundabout is having an ongoing impact on traffic flow, particularly during morning and afternoon peak times and also on Saturday morning,” Mr Crouch said.

“This road is a critical link between Bensville, Empire Bay and Daleys Point in the south and Kincumber, Green Point and Erina in the north, so this upgrade will ease congestion and improve traffic flow for the 25,000 locals who use this road every single day.”

Mr Crouch said that previous community input had a positive effect on design work.

“After RMS received more than 70 submissions from the local community, the design options further progressed with an improved two-lane roundabout proposed instead of traffic lights,” Mr Crouch said.

“I’m really pleased that local residents are being presented these opportunities to provide feedback, which is resulting in some really positive contributions to the upgrade process.”

Mr Crouch said that today’s announcement builds upon progress made earlier this month when investigation works were undertaken.

“In early March, RMS carried out investigation works to confirm the locations of existing utilities, in preparation for construction to commence,” Mr Crouch said.

“With the review of environmental factors (REF) open from today, I encourage all locals from surrounding suburbs – including Kincumber, Bensville, Empire Bay, Green Point, Daleys Point and Erina – to review the design proposal and provide feedback to the RMS.”

The community is also invited to attend a drop-in session on Thursday 5 April between 5pm and 8pm at Kincumber Village Shopping Centre to speak with the project team, provide feedback and learn more about the upgrade.

All feedback on the review of environmental factors (REF) is invited until Friday 13 April and will be considered when finalising the design proposal.

Mr Crouch said he remained fully committed to delivering this important upgrade.

“Upgrading the existing intersection is a core priority for our local community, and I have continued to make strong representations on behalf of residents to RMS staff,” Mr Crouch said.

“Thank you to all locals for their patience whilst design, planning and investigations works have been underway, and I look forward to construction commencing in the near future.”

The review of environmental factors (REF) and other related information is available on the project page.

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