Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community and businesses to inform a transport planning study that will enable the development of an integrated transport network to support the needs of Merimbula into the future.
Council’s Assets and Operations Director, Ian Macfarlane, said Merimbula’s transport needs are challenged by geographic and environmental characteristics, changing demography, seasonal tourism and expanding economic needs.
“The Merimbula Transport Study covers all modes of transport including walking, cycling, public transport, ride and vehicle sharing, private cars, air and water travel.
“While the study focuses on the Merimbula CBD and Fishpen area, the township’s interdependencies and connectivity with transport links within and outside of the local government area also need careful consideration.
“These include cross-border links with Victoria and the ACT, marine transport, aviation and heavy vehicle movement.
“This consultation will help shape the strategic transport agenda for Merimbula and identify improvements to the transport networks of the town.
“Council has engaged consultants Stantec (formerly Cardno) to facilitate the study.
“Stakeholders are urged to get involved and contribute feedback, whether it be adding comments on our interactive web map portal or attending one of the online workshops to be held in June.”
The Merimbula Transport Study aims to enable key visions in the 2040 Local Strategic Planning Statement.
To have your say and learn more about the Merimbula Transport Study, visit the Have Your Say webpage.