Looking south-west at South Batemans Bay Link Road

South Batemans Bay Link Road project

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a safe and efficient connection between the South Batemans Bay Link Road and the Princes Highway. The project will take pressure off Beach Road, relieve congestion in the Batemans Bay CBD and support future growth.

Latest news

OCT 2019

OCT 2019Preferred option

Roads and Maritime Services is progressing plans for the project and has carried out investigations and assessments to identify a preferred option.

The project includes a new section of road and a new intersection with the Princes Highway. Four intersection options were investigated and assessed to identify the preferred option.

These options were comparatively assessed against:

  • Road safety standards
  • Traffic efficiency
  • Environmental impacts
  • Property and community needs
  • Construction and design benefits (constructability)
  • Delivery cost and budget.

To provide a safe and efficient intersection, we have identified a roundabout as the preferred option.

The community update (PDF, 2.77Mb) provides an overview of the preferred option.

Key benefits include:

  • Provide a safe and efficient connection between the Princes Highway and south Batemans Bay villages for residents, visitors and freight
  • Help ease congestion in the Batemans Bay central business district
  • Reduce severity of crashes on Princes Highway between Cranbrook Road and Lattas Point Road.

More detailed information on the preferred option can be found in the South Batemans Bay Link Road preferred option report (PDF, 2.2Mb).

During November, the project team will be at the following locations to give residents an opportunity to meet the team and find out about the project and the preferred option.

Meet the project team at the following locations:

Batemans Bay Sunday Markets
Sunday 3 November, 8am to 1pm
Corrigan’s Beach Reserve, Batehaven

Village Centre
Thursday 7 November, 2pm to 6pm
1 Perry Street, Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club
Saturday 9 November, 10am until 2pm
6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay - in the foyer area (at top of escalators)

Batehaven Newsagency
Saturday 9 November 8:30am to 11:00am
248 Beach Road Batehaven

Or contact the project team to provide your feedback by phone, email or post.

AUG 2019

AUG 2019Geotechnical investigations are underway

Geotechnical investigations are underway. The data from these investigations will be used alongside land and utility surveys and traffic modelling to develop design options for a safe and efficient connection for the Link Road and Princes Highway.

For more information, read the latest August 2019 community update (PDF, 348Kb).

Project information

Early planning and investigation work for the Link Road project is in progress.

Survey, geotechnical and preliminary environmental investigation work is being carried out and is expected to continue until early 2020.

The NSW Government has announced $30 million in funding to connect the Link Road and the Princes Highway, south of Batemans Bay.

In 2014, the NSW Government invested $10 million for Eurobodalla Shire Council to build the Link Road to manage traffic growth in the area.

The Link Road currently stops a few hundred meters short of the Princes Highway, this project will connect it by extending the road and building a new intersection.

The NSW Government investment will ensure that Batemans Bay receives the necessary infrastructure to support the region’s growth.

Project documents


Contact us

For further information, please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 549 159

Email: southbatemansbaylinkroad@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: South Batemans Bay Link Road project, PO Box 477 Wollongong, NSW 2520.

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