Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has met with the Minister for Regional Roads and Transport for NSW officials to discuss further improvements to access arrangements to Kangaroo Valley.
“I am pleased to report that Transport for NSW are working on a commuter service, similar to that running for school students, to provide greater access for Kangaroo Valley residents to the Southern Highlands. Residents have raised this option with me and I’m pleased the Minister has responded to these requests,” Mr Ward said.
“This service would be of great assistance for workers and those with medical appointments in the highlands.
“I am also advised that Transport for NSW is hopeful to have vehicle access on Barrengarry Mountain within the next two months. However, heavy rain is expected throughout the month of May which will provide for challenging conditions.
“In what is excellent news, Transport for NSW are working to have two lanes of traffic open on the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry for Easter. Whilst there is still some work to do on this project, this is terrific news for locals and commuters.
“I also used this meeting to raise the need for solutions to prevent landslips on the Kiama Bends and Transport for NSW advises that solutions are being considered and further information will be provided.
“Transport for NSW advised that recent rain events have not impacted on plans to upgrade the South Coast Rail Line to provide for a passing loop to double the capacity of the line,” Mr Ward concluded.