Roads and Maritime has carried out extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders since the project was announced in 2008.
We have used a number of different methods to keep the community informed including project update newsletters, letterbox drops, newspaper advertisements, community information sessions and meetings, website updates, shopping centre displays and doorknocking.
Feedback was first invited from the community in July 2009 when nine different options were displayed for comment. Following the announcement of the preferred option in August 2011, further feedback was invited from the community to inform the concept design.
A third consultation period was carried out in November and December 2012 with the display of the concept design and environmental impact statement. We prepared a submissions report outlining the submissions received and our responses.