Independent Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has said that he has secured an answer in Parliament from the NSW Government to questions about the future of a potential Yallah Interchange on the Princes Highway.

Mr Ward said with major growth in the Calderwood and Albion Park area, upgrades to Calderwood Road were needed and this could be connected in with a Yallah Interchange.

“I was very pleased to hear from the Minister for Transport that the NSW Government will investigate a new Yallah Interchange during the planning stages for on and off ramps on the M1 Princes Motorway at Dapto,” Mr Ward said.

“The Minister has also agreed to instruct her department to undertake strategic modelling of the broader supporting local road network.

“I have been working closely with local residents and community groups to put pressure on the government to address local traffic congestion and I am very pleased they have agreed to revisit the Yallah Interchange which has the propensity to bust congestion in key growth areas.

“I call on the NSW Government to deliver a Yallah interchange, upgrade Calderwood Road and connect the two together to help alleviate traffic congestion in our community.

“Since 2011, $5.1 billion has been committed to upgrading the Princes Highway from Albion Park to Victoria. It’s revolutionised travel in our region make it faster and safer to get from A to B,” Mr Ward concluded.

Mr Ward’s question and the answer from the Minister are available here.