Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today encouraged local residents and community groups to have their say on the future use of the old historic Nowra Bridge.
“As the new replacement Shoalhaven River crossing takes shape, now is the time to think about how we can utilize the old Nowra Bridge for the betterment of our community,” Mr Ward said.
“I want to hear what locals think. I am encouraging residents of my electorate to write to me with their views and ideas so I can discuss these with the NSW Government and our local Council.
“The iron truss bridge, built in 1881 across the Shoalhaven River has long defined the town of Nowra and its unique pin-jointed ‘Whipple’ truss design made of cast and wrought iron resulted in it being affectionately known as the gateway to the South Coast.
“So I am undertaking this local community consultation on what people would like to see happen to the old Nowra Bridge and why, as well as how it could be used in future.
“It could be community markets, community walks in celebration or commemoration or incorporating the bridge as part of a sporting event,” Mr Ward concluded.
Local residents, businesses and community organisations can email their suggestions and ideas to me at [email protected].