Consultation report for Pacific Highway upgrade through Wyong Town Centre now available
26 August 2015
Community members can now view the consultation report collating all feedback received during the display of the revised design for the Pacific Highway upgrade through Wyong town centre.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said $1.5 million has been allocated this financial year to plan the proposed upgrade.
“The proposed upgrade would improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for all road users taking into account the development and growing population of the Wyong local government area,” the Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“The Pacific Highway is the main route through Wyong and is a single lane in each direction.
“Community feedback was invited in May on the revised design which provides two lanes in each direction between Johnson Road at Tuggerah and Cutler Drive at Wyong.
“There were 75 formal submissions received during the consultation period and the published report summarises this feedback and responds to the issues raised.
“Commuter car parking, property acquisition, impact on Wyong Squash Centre, heritage impact, suggestions for alternative designs and concerns around traffic flow including capacity, growth and traffic lights were among the issues raised.
“Roads and Maritime has considered the feedback provided and is now finalising the concept design and review of environmental factors (REF) for the planned upgrade.
“A further chance for feedback will be invited when the concept design and REF are displayed later this year.
“The consultation report is now available to view on the project website as well as a digital animation showing the revised design.
“Roads and Maritime will continue to keep the community and stakeholders informed as planning progresses.”
For more project information or to view the report visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999