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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Batemans Bay Bridge community event Saturday, August 20

This coming Saturday will see the promised rescheduled community celebration marking the completion of the Batemans Bay Bridge project The event that was first scheduled for July 2nd, 2022 was postponed due to warnings of severe weather scheduled to impact the South Coast.

Transport for NSW Acting Director South Joanne Parrott said the decision was made to reschedule "in the interests of community safety".

Ms Parrott said at the time “With the latest weather warnings for the region from the Bureau of Meteorology we feel this a responsible and the right call to ensure safety of the community.”

“The community have been patient over the last five years while we have delivered a more connected, efficient, and safer Batemans Bay through this project.

Transport for NSW have worked with stakeholders, including Aboriginal Elders and the Eurobodalla Shire Council, to find a new event date. The event is is now scheduled from 11am to 1pm on a Saturday, August 20th 2022.

Parliament Secretary for South Coast Shelley Hancock said there will be plenty to see and get involved in, including a free sausage sizzle and interactive displays on maritime and road safety.

Major work started in early 2019 and the new bridge opened to traffic in March 2021.

Removal of the existing bridge is now complete and improvements to northern and southern foreshores are ready to be handed back to the community.

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