Highway promises or are these just scheduled RMS works to be done irrespective of who is in power

The Beagle Editor

There’s been substantial lobbying to improve the Princes Highway and duplicate it through to the Victorian Border with the provision of several town Bypasses along the route. At the recent State Government elections out local member the Hon. Andrew Constance along with others commented on the Princes Highway and its poor standard. Andrew Constance and the NSW Premier visited the area making comments and promises about the Princes Highway in the Eurobodalla Shire that included by-passing Moruya, connecting the Batemans Bay Link Rd to the Princes Highway and upgrading the Princes Highway in part at least between Batemans Bay and Mogo. That promise came at an estimated cost of over $30 million. The estimated cost of the Moruya Bypass was between $100 and $200 million. It was indicated some of the work could begin immediately, giving the impression that if the Liberals returned to government something would soon occur. Whether what was said was just electioneering jargon, we don’t actually know yet. No plans are available for public viewing at the moment apparently. Now though with the Federal election knocking on the door more want-to-be politicians are making public statements and promises about how much they’ll allocate of the nations residents and taxpayers money to the Princes Highway up grading plans to the Victorian Border from the Jervis Bay turn off. The states Roads and Maritime Services department who are responsible for the Princes Highway in New South Wales have a continuous highway redevelopment plan that goes to 2056 . So are all the promises already made and still being made just a part of the already existing Princes Highway upgrading planning ?

Allan Brown

Catalina NSW

#Opinion #Federal #LocalStateFederal

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