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The wheels of progress grind slowly and have now come to a halt

The Beagle Editor

There’s been talk of council constructing a Batemans Bay by pass from the Princes Highway for years, at least since 1989. Some of the discussion at the time, almost thirty years ago, was about the new ( Link Rd ) following the Old Ridge Rd route to Surf Beach from the Princes Highway just south of the old saw mill site at Batemans Bay. The old Ridge Rd route which is over mostly forestry controlled lands was used by some people in the 1970’s when Beach Rd, at Casey's Beach was partly washed away during a storm and flood event.

Council planners and engineers have known for a very long time of likely inconveniences to road users in the Batemans Bay area of sea storm events impacting on Beach Rd from Batemans Bay to Batehaven. Discussions and Planning for the new Link Rd or Batemans Bay Town By Pass should have been occurring and involving the state governments politicians and those responsible for the Princes Highway a long time ago so suitable intersection access was provided and the link road completed as as a complete package. What is now being referred to as the ‘Road to No Where’ has had significant amounts of tax payers funds in general used on it to half build or construct the thing. Now that the states opposition transport and roads minister is aware of the “Road to No Where” or half done road it’s likely the matter will get highlighted in the NSW Parliament, causing all concerned to get on with resolving the last “Link” of it of around 700 metres and finish it all.

Allan Brown


#Opinion #Paper #BatemansBay

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