Shoalhaven City Council has been successful in gaining funding from federal and state government bodies to assist in developing road projects in the 2017-2018 and 2018-109 financial years.
Four new Australian Government Blackspot Program projects have been approved totalling $1,175,000 which include:
- Safety improvements along Jervis Bay Road
- Single lane mountable roundabout at the intersection of Paradise Beach Road and Kingsford Smith Crescent, Sanctuary Point
- Safety improvements along The Wool Road (640m length from 0.14 – 0.78km west of Naval College Road, Worrowing Heights)
- Safety improvements along Wheelbarrow Road (1.2km length from 2.0 – 3.2km east of Woodburn Road, Woodburn).
Three Aboriginal Communities projects have been approved funded by NSW Government Aboriginal Communities Program to be delivered in 2017/18 totalling $445,000. Council in partnership with the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council will coordinate the works of footpaths and pavement works and kerb ramps to some streets at Jerrinja Orient Point community.
In addition, the following projects will be funded by the Safer Local Government Roads program:
- $425,000 for the safety improvements on Bolong Road, from east of Broughton Creek to the northern side of Askeaton Park ($300,000 in 2017/18 and $125,000 in 2018/19),
- $130,000 for a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Illaroo Road and Page Avenue, North Nowra
- $140,000 for a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Mitchell Parade and Donlan Avenue, Mollymook
- $145,000 for the safety improvements on Jervis Bay Road, Falls Creek (channelized intersection treatment at the intersection of Gardners Road)
- $640,000 for the safety improvements on Bolong Road, from north of Coolangatta Road to the northern side of the Gerroa Road intersection ($450,000 in 2017/18 and $190,000 in 2018/19)
- $1,450,000 for the safety improvements on Currarong Road, from chainage 7.7km to chainage 11.5km ($1,000,000 in 2017/18 and $450,000 in 2018/19),
Five new Active Transport projects have been approved in 2017/18 totalling $1,900,000.
- Round the Bay Shared user path and associated works - The works including a new Moona Moona Creek shared user path bridge, shared user path works at Callala Bay Headland, and way finding signage etc
- Shared user path and associated works on Vincent and Twyford Streets, Vincentia
- Stage 1 of the proposed shared user path and associated works Deering St, Ulladulla. Stage 1 will provide the link to “The Bommie” car park including a safe designated crossing point to the west of the car park, and a southern shared user path connecting the crossing point to the car park.
- Pedestrian Refuge and associated works on Green Street, Ulladulla -This project will improve safety for pedestrians crossing Green Street immediately west of the Princes Highway.
- Bike parking facilities (bike racks) installed at various locations across the city. Bike rack projects have been approved at seven (7) locations including: Queen Street, Berry (southern side, adjacent to Berry Jetz Café); Weber Parade, Currarong (adjacent to Currarong Tennis Court complex); Hawke Street, Huskisson (eastern side adjacent to White Sands Park); Wason Street, Milton (eastern side at rear of Milton Settlers Arcade Carpark); Tallwood Avenue, Mollymook (two locations to service both the old shops on northern side and the new shops on southern side); Celia Parade, Shoalhaven Heads (adjacent to Arboretum); Deering Street, Ulladulla, within the Bommie car park (which provides access to “The Bommie” and “Rennies Beach”) complimentary to the Deering Street path project.
NSW Government Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) 2017/18 program has granted $180,000 to support eighteen new shelters and associated works aimed at improving disabled access at bus stop locations.
Mayor Amanda Findley said, “This injection of funds to assist with roads, pathways and shelters shows that Council is trying hard to apply for funding where possible to ease the burden on the ratepayer. We are delighted in the amounts and thank the governments for supporting the Shoalhaven.”