Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced more than $200,000 funding in road and maintenance works will be delivered across the Shoalhaven region, as part of the New South Wales Government’s economic stimulus package.
Mr Ward said that stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.
“I love nothing more than fighting hard and securing funding for roads projects in our region. I love building roads” Mr Ward said.
“The accelerated delivery of this work will provide the local economy with a much-needed shot in the arm by supporting local jobs and businesses as well as delivering longer-lasting infrastructure,” he said.
“The stimulus will allow projects to be fast tracked on Mount Scanzi Road at Kangaroo Valley and Budgong and on Wattamolla Road at Wattamolla.
Mr Ward said work will start on the first of these activities in the coming weeks, with others being gradually delivered from now until the end of the year.
“These projects are going to fix a persistent problem for local communities, as landslips and subsidence are affecting access and stability on Mt Scanzi Road, with the road reduced to a single lane at Kangaroo Valley,” Mr Ward said.
Works include stabilising the embankment and improving road conditions to enhance safety, improve connectivity for the community and increase access to key freight networks for local primary producers.
All work is scheduled to be completed by September.
The community and residents will be notified about the works and potential impacts before work starts.