Have your say on Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade
18 June 2021
The community is invited to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and concept design for the Jervis Bay Road and Princes Highway intersection upgrade to deliver safer, more reliable journeys along the South Coast.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the intersection upgrade at Falls Creek formed part of the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ $1.87 billion towards the upgrade of the Princes Highway from south of Nowra to the Victorian border.
“We’re working hard to upgrade the Princes Highway because we know it will be a game-changer for locals, freight operators and tourists who all use this corridor regularly,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“This is a massive infrastructure investment that will transform journeys along the South Coast in the same way the Pacific Highway upgrade has transformed the state’s North Coast.”
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said working closely with the local community would ensure the upgrade meets the needs of all road users.
“We called for community feedback twice last year, in March and November, because public input helps us deliver the best outcome for locals,” Mr Toole.
“They told us they wanted a flyover with roundabouts on Jervis Bay Road, either side of the highway - and we’ve listened, making improvements to the design, including to local roads and active transport options, with cearly work on track to start in late 2022.”
Federal Senator for NSW Perin Davey said feedback on the REF and concept design would help determine the final design for the intersection upgrade.
“This intersection has been designed to deliver safer, more reliable, more efficient and more resilient journeys while enhancing the liveability and economic growth of the Bay and Basin region,” Senator Davey said.
“It will also provide safer and easier access to and from the growing residential areas and popular tourism hotspots of Jervis Bay.”
State Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said recent consultation had shown the community was strongly supportive of the preferred flyover approach.
“We received more than 220 comments on the preferred option – and more than 96 per cent agreed it would improve safety, 95 per cent agreed it would improve reliability and reduce congestion, and 90 per cent agreed it would improve resilience of the transport network,” Mrs Hancock said.
“This is much more than just an intersection upgrade for our community. It also includes planning for a future multi-modal transport facility to deliver more equitable and safer access to public transport, improve regional transport services, and provide more supply of bus stops and parking facilities to better meet the needs of all transport customers.
“I want locals to help shape this legacy project by providing feedback on the next stage of plans until Sunday 18 July.”
The community is invited to meet the Transport for NSW project team at the following information sessions:
- Tuesday 6 July, 2pm to 6pm at the Huskisson Community Centre, Dent Street, Huskisson
- Thursday 8 July, 9am to 12pm, Vincentia Public Hall, Wood Road, Vincentia
- Saturday 10 July, 8am to 12pm, Falls Creek Public School
- Sunday 11 July, 8am to 1pm, Huskisson Markets, Huskisson sports ground
These face to face sessions will operate under COVID-19 protocols and bookings are essential.
Visit nswroads.work/jervisbayroad for session details and booking, and also to view the concept design and have your say.
The community is also invited to join an online Q&A session on Facebook Live on the NSW Roads Facebook page with the project team on Friday, 2 July from 12.30pm to 1pm.
The latest consultation report on the project is available at nswroads.work/jervisbayroad.