Member for Bega Andrew Constance today launched the designs for the new southern and northern foreshores as part of the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.
Above: Member for Bega, Andrew Constance with the new foreshore designs.
Mr Constance said that the designs will now be available for the community to provide feedback and I hope that they take the opportunity to do so.
“The NSW Government provided $274 million for the project to improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by removing the current lift span bridge.
“The replacement of the Batemans Bay Bridge is the largest project to be undertaken in this region so far, but it is important these spaces are what the community want and need.
“An online interactive map has been created for people to easily view the features and have their say on the improved foreshore areas,” Mr Constance said.
“The design of each foreshore balances the amount of green and parking spaces, provides more recreational and children's play areas, allows better access to the river and opens up opportunities for events,
“The foreshore will feature tributes to the existing bridge and local history in the form of sculptures and a public mural.
“An improved T-wharf on the southern foreshore is also included in the plans and will feature two floating pontoons, with one on either side to deliver better access between the river and town and a major increase in mooring length, said Mr Constance”
“The foreshore designs are part of the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan for the project, also released today.
“Improvements made to the foreshores followed valuable input from the Foreshore Advisory Committee and I thank them for their time and efforts with these designs.
“The committee has worked with the project team since October 2018 and played an important role in advising Roads and Maritime Services on a foreshore design,” Mr Constance said.
The project team will hold three drop-in sessions to give more information about the Urban Design and Landscaping Plan, including final design of the foreshores.
The community is invited to attend these sessions, which will be held on:
Monday 24 June from 3-6pm at the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project Community Display Centre, in the site office on the Princes Highway.
Thursday 27 June from 10am to 1pm at the Village Centre on 1 Perry Street.
Saturday 29 June from 8-10.30am at Rally for the Bay, located at the start of the event on the Clyde River foreshore.
View the online interactive map to visualise the features of the foreshore areas and have your say via the online survey. Visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/BatemansBayBridge.