Locals are invited to have their say on the first six-kilometre section of the Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road to help deliver a safer, more reliable journey for all motorists.
This section of the Princes Highway, between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road, is the highest priority for upgrade in the proposed Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Road program.
The NSW Nationals in the federal government are contributing $400 million towards this $500 million program, with the NSW Nationals in the state government committing the remaining $100 million.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said this section is part of the broader $1.9 billion Princes Highway Upgrade program that is being funded by the NSW Nationals in the federal and state governments.
“This joint investment towards improvements along the Princes Highway in New South Wales will unlock benefits for local communities, freight and tourism, delivering safer, more reliable and efficient trips,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said community feedback would help shape plans for the upgrade to ensure shovels hit the ground as soon as possible.
“We know that the upgrade of the whole 20-kilometre section of the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road is a priority for the community, but we are taking it section by section,” Mr Toole said.
“We’ve confirmed that Stage 1 will follow the strategic corridor we displayed late last year so now we’re pushing ahead with consultation and environmental studies to minimise impacts and finalise the location and features of this priority section.”
Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said it’s common sense to involve the local community in the process.
“Undertaking a consultation process on the Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road program is important, because it helps us deliver a better quality of road, and just as importantly – it demonstrates that we respect the views of people in the local community,” Senator Davey said.
Feedback will be considered as part of the concept design and environmental assessment for the highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road.
Community feedback is invited until Sunday, December 19, 2021.
A feedback survey is available online at http://nswroads.work/jbr2hr.