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Swifter Action required on Princes Highway - Eurobodalla Deputy Mayor Anthony Mayne


South East Transport representative and Eurobodalla Deputy Mayor, Clr Anthony Mayne is calling for swifter action on the Princes Highway. “We will take the Teensafe Moruya 'Fix the Bloody Highway' and Fairfax's ‘Fix It Now’ campaign to this week’s South East Australia Transport Advocacy Group meeting seeking their continued backing. “We need a coordinated and ongoing campaign heading into the next Federal and NSW government elections,” he said. “A regional road is not just a road. Our regional roads are a lifeline, especially with limited public transport from Nowra through to the Victorian border. They are a lifeline for community, investment, tourism and employment opportunities. “This is also about people’s lives and we can’t just sit back any longer waiting. Bega MP Andrew Constance and the NSW Government are doing a lot of work on the highway which is to be acknowledged and applauded. Though the Federal Government really needs to do more to support them and get things moving much faster,” Clr Mayne said. “We’ll be seeking bi-partisan support heading into the next Federal and NSW government elections for the upgrade of the Princes Highway south of Nowra. There is a genuine opportunity here to work together with our communities across three Council regions in addressing this important issue. "The recent announcement of the upgrade to the Princess Highway intersection at Tuross Head is a case in point. Here we saw the Federal, State and Local Council working together with the Tuross Association and community to deliver this important upgrade. “It’s wonderful to see work being done on the Nowra bridge, and congratulations to Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis for that initiative. Equally Mrs Sudmalis letter of 14 May seeking funds for the Princess Highway from Nowra to Ulladulla is also to be applauded. Councillor Mayne offered "However, it is important that the entire region from Nowra to the border be included in any such plans. This is essential!' he reinforced. "As you head south on the highway there are a number of challenges, including for example the ‘mad mile’ south of Batemans Bay. This simply cannot be left any longer. Far too many people are coming to grief on this section of the road. “We also really need to see the RMS advance the construction of the highway upgrade and connection of the South Batemans Bay Link Road to the highway. The NSW Government funded this by-pass and it’s sitting there waiting to be connected to the highway. We would welcome the RMS to now forge ahead with this important project. "So lets work together on this life line for our communities in making this happen.


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