Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council is set to receive a shade structure donated as part of the Albion Park Rail bypass project.
Mr Ward said that the NSW Government provided $630 million for the 9.8 kilometre extension of the Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
“The structure was part of the business that existed at the location of the new project site compound,” he said.
“The structure will be used to support the development of a nursery to grow and supply plants for revegetation projects delivered by the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council.
“This is a great opportunity that will provide a legacy to the local community for future generations.
“The native plant nursery will supply local native plants for revegetation projects across the Illawarra, which will be an integral part of the Environmental Services delivery arm of Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council offering employment and training opportunities to local Aboriginal people in the Illawarra,” Mr Ward said.
“The structures will be assembled at a site Energy Australia has donated to support the development of a nursery and work depot at the Tallawarra Power Station.
“Fulton Hogan is carrying out preparatory work on the bypass project, which includes establishing a site office and collecting feedback on the recently announced detailed design.
“The community can have their say on the Albion Park Rail bypass detailed design, including the Urban Design and Landscape Character Strategy, with the display period running until 21st December.
Major work on the bypass will begin in early 2019. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses,” Mr Ward concluded.
The detailed design for the Albion Park Rail Bypass is available at: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/aprb.