Eurobodalla Councillor Anthony Mayne, in his capacity as an Executive member of the South East Australia Transport Strategy Inc, has welcomed the funding for the Batemans Bay Link Road connection to the Princess Hwy that was announced yesterday. SEATS has lobbied strongly for the "Missing Link" that will see marked improvements in safety and traffic flow whilst also providing an essential catalyst in localised and regional development. Mr Mayne said "This is an important announcement for the Eurobodalla - South Coast NSW in terms of jobs, homes, prosperity and roadsafety." "Cheers to SEATS (Sout East Australia Transport Strategy Inc.) for their ongoing advocacy for this important infrastructure project - and to the work of Clr Marianne Pelz East Gippsland (Chair) & Exec Officer Sue Whelan OAM, and the rest of the team. "It is a pleasure working as a member of the SEATS exec team in profiling and advocating for these important projects. And of course, cheers to the Eurobodalla Shire Council for its sustained advocacy over the years also for this project. Yes, more to be done, though in terms of road safety, this is a good day. " Mr Mayne told the Beagle that he would have enjoyed the opportunity to have attended the announcement representing SEATS and the work they have done to lobby State and Federal Government for this and the many other improvements on the Princes Highway from Sydney to Melbourne however with just one hours notice of the Premiers on-site announcement he was unable to attend as was the case with the other southern councillors. Joining Mayor Liz Innes at the announcement however were her Batemans Bay Community Action Alliance colleagues Councillor Maureen Nathan and Councillor Jack Tait to represent the community along with Brad Rossiter.
Photo: SEATS Executive Member Anthony Mayne with Eurobodalla Councillor and Mayor Liz Innes.