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A by-pass of Moruya within four years? Really?


The Beagle Editor, A four lane by-pass of Moruya within four years? Really? Phil Constable from Narooma has been asking for a sit-down meeting with all levels of Government to talk about the plans for the next fifty years for the South East and has been ignored. Anthony Mayne, an executive member of the South East Area Transport Strategy and a Eurobodalla councillor has been lobbying State and Federal governments to recognise the need for funding of the Princes Highway attending to Black Spots as a priority for safety and then improvements to transport for regional development. SEATS have recognised the professional approach by RMS to establish a Master Plan based on best return for dollar spend of the budgets provided by the State Government. In the most recent Princes Highway strategy there is no mention at all of by-passes to Mogo, MMoruya and Narooma. There is little if any detail of improvements of the network south of Nowra other than the Batemans Bay Bridge and Dignams Creek deviation. But like a rabbit from a hat we have an announcement that a by-pass of Moruya is as close as four years away. There is no doubt that this announcement came as a surprise to the RMS, SEATS and to Councillor Phil Constable who is still waiting for a meeting with all levels of government, the RMS, adjacent councils and SEATS to establish a priority of works. Surely the bypass of Moruya is of less strategic and safety priority to the immediate action to the many identified Black Spots and to the pinch points of the Narooma Bridge and Mogo Bridge that will inhibit the flow of B-Doubles that we are told are coming, thus justifying the Batemans Bay Bridge. Is it reasonable that, at a whim, all of the logic, all of the planning and consideration for the short and long term, is thrown out the window with an election campaign promise? Moruya business owner Name and address supplied

#Opinion #Moruya

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