Transport for NSW is progressing with plans and has identified the existing bypass corridor in the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) as the preferred strategic corridor option.
Following community feedback provided in March and April 2020, a number of bypass options were developed, these included:
bypassing Milton and Ulladulla
extending the bypass to include Milton, Ulladulla and Burrill Lake
Further extending the bypass to include Lake Tabourie.
Transport for NSW say the options were evaluated and on balance the existing corridor in the Shoalhaven LEP was found to best achieve the objectives of the project and Princes Highway upgrade program. They advise that "this option would maximise the amount of traffic using the bypass, including heavy vehicles, and provide the most opportunities to connect to town centres, businesses, services, homes and local roads compared to other options assessed. "This would provide smoother and more reliable journeys day-to-day throughout the community. It would also provide opportunities to enhance the character and liveability of the area, support sustainable economic growth and improve safety for transport users. "This option would have lower impacts to environmentally sensitive areas, avoiding greater impacts to native vegetation and wetlands. For more information on how the preferred option was selected, read the preferred strategic corridor option report (PDF, 7.51Mb) and our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 1.16Mb). Transport for NSW are inviting feedback on the preferred strategic corridor option to help develop the project. Complete the online survey. Have your say by Sunday 20 December, 2020. Have a question? Join them online via Facebook Live Meet the project team and ask your questions during our online Q&A.
Date: Monday 7 December, 2020
The session will also be recorded and posted to this webpage. You can also contact the project team via:
Phone: 1800 719 759
Mail: Milton Ulladulla bypass project team, PO Box 477, Wollongong, NSW,
Above: Preferred route
Local member Shelley Hancock MP, however, says "The proposed Milton Ulladulla by-pass route is unacceptable!" Posting to Facebook the local member says "I will be joining with residents of Burrill Lake on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 10am at Lions Park to support their calls for a better highway. "Together we will send a strong message that the preferred route must be changed to protect Burrill Lake and deliver the highway we deserve!" Below is a media release on the issue: