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Big plans for Beach Road

Dear Beagle Editor, How soon we forget the history and the reasoning for decisions made. Look at the Hanging Rock roundabout for example. Why was there a need to spend $2.5 million building it.

In 2016 the Batemans Bay’s roads network was identified as being in need of a major upgrade with millions of dollars pledged by a re-elected Turnbull Government.

In June 2016 Minister for Major Projects, Territories, and Local Government, Paul Fletcher joined with Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, to pledge $9 million for vital roads projects promising $2.5 million for a roundabout and pavement works on Beach Road to create easier and safer access to the Hanging Rock sporting, recreational and cultural complex.

At the time Mr Fletcher said the intersection/roundabout would be designed to service the high traffic loads using the intersection and improve pedestrian safety as Hanging Rock was a regional precinct.

They then pledge a further $3.5 million to upgrade Beach Road between Perry Street and Vesper Street, including installing traffic lights at the Perry Street intersection. Beach Road was the major regional road servicing Batemans Bay and environs. That status will change once the Spine Road detour is in place. The proposed $3.5m road upgrade is proposed to include increasing Beach Road to six traffic lanes, inclusive of dedicated left and right turn lanes at Perry Street intersection and include the provision of traffic lights at Beach Road/Perry Street intersection, including pedestrian activated crossings designed to significantly improve access within the CBD and pedestrian safety.

Minister for Major Projects, Territories, and Local Government, Paul Fletcher said in June 2016 that funding for the projects would be delivered if the Turnbull Government was re-elected on July 2. It was. Doubt any of the above info? Well here it is from the source. Name and address supplied


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