$700,00 safety improvements for New South Head Road, Rose Bay Shopping Centre

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Safety has now been improved for pedestrians at Rose Bay with upgrades on New South Head Road at the intersections of Newcastle Street and Dover Road with $718,000 in funding from the Federal and NSW State Government.

Federal Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma said work was carried out between May and August this year by Woollahra Council, and that all levels of Government had recognised the need to improve safety at the Rose Bay Shopping Centre.

“It’s great to see these upgrades complete, following a strong push from the Rose Bay community to improve safety for all road users,” Mr Sharma said.

“The improvements will help reduce the number of vehicle and pedestrian near misses, particularly in peak periods.”

State Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton said, “Improving this stretch of New South Head Road was essential because it is so popular with local residents and motorists who use it to travel home, to the local schools, shops, Rose Bay Beach and the nearby sailing and golf clubs.

“The works include footpath widening, traffic light upgrades and providing more space for pedestrians and reducing the distance required to cross New South Head Road at Dover Road and Newcastle Street – Thanks to Woollahra Council for delivering this project.”

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