Australian Government announces an additional $65m for the Nowra Bypass project, bringing the total joint commitment to $105m.
The Australian Government is announcing an additional $65 million for the Nowra Bypass planning project, bringing the total joint commitment with the New South Wales Government to $105 million.
“The announcement is an important step towards the planning for a bypass, which we know has been a priority for the area for some time,” says Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese.
“This is yet another example of the Australian Government working in partnership to address the critical transport infrastructure needs of the south coast residents,” says Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese.
The additional funding will allow robust planning and preparatory works on this priority project for the people of Shoalhaven.
A bypass is expected to ease traffic congestion, reduce travel times, improve safety for all road users and increase amenities for the community and businesses of Nowra.
“Locals across the South Coast know how much of a bottleneck the Princess Highway can become through Nowra, particularly during this busy summer holiday period,” says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.
“We want to make sure that commuters can travel as quickly and safely as possible across this beautiful region, spending less time sitting in traffic and more time with family and friends,” says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.
“The planning work already underway is an important step in making this long-awaited bypass project a reality for the people of Shoalhaven,” says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.
“We are committed to working with the NSW Government to deliver good infrastructure investment that creates jobs, builds opportunity and unlocks economic growth and productivity,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
“By easing traffic congestion and improving safety through Nowra, a bypass will improve the liveability and workability of the region – supporting freight, local businesses and tourism,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.
“Since 2011, $5.15 billion has been committed to upgrading the Princes Highway from Albion Park to the Victorian border to bust congestion and make getting from A to B easier for families, truckies and other motorists who depend on this route,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway.
“We’ve delivered an Albion Park Rail Bypass, the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade, and the new Nowra Bridge is on track to open next year. A Nowra bypass is the next step in our plan to build the infrastructure that matters to make daily life easier for the South Coast community,” says NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway.
The $105 million Nowra Bypass planning project is being funded by both governments, with the Australian Government committing $97 million and the NSW Government $8 million.
The community have been invited to provide feedback for the Coffs Harbour bypass project’s design and landscape plan.
ACCIONA has won the design and construction contract for the 8km Singleton Bypass project, with major works to begin in mid-2024.