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Moruya Bypass - Community consultation – Have your say

The RMS are moving ahead with plans for the Moruya bypass and are interesting in hearing the communities thoughts and concerns about the Princes Highway. During March, the project team will be available to listen to your feedback at the following drop in sessions:

Moruya main street (outside Moruya Pharmacy) Thursday 19 March, 10am - 2pm Vulcan Street, Moruya Mechanics Institute Moruya Tuesday 24 March, 4pm - 6pm 15 Page Street, Moruya

Check out the easy-to-use map to provide feedback or email the project team at princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au. Have your say by Monday 13 April 2020

About the Moruya bypass The Princes Highway is a critical link between Sydney and the Illawarra Region with the NSW South Coast down to border with Victoria. It provides vital connections between towns and regional centres and is an important freight link. The Princes Highway connects key east-west road corridors and is a significant route for inter-regional business, tourism and leisure travel. A bypass would unlock opportunities for other modes of transport and improve the feel of Moruya town centre for the benefit of locals, pedestrians and businesses and complement the appealing, tourist-friendly experience of the town. Has a preferred corridor been decided? A preferred corridor for the proposed Moruya bypass has not been decided. We are here to listen to the community’s thoughts and insights on the proposed Moruya bypass project before developing options for a preferred corridor and features. A preferred route and future features of the proposed bypass including exit and entry ramp locations and the number of north and south bound lanes will be determined once we’ve considered the community’s feedback and carried out more environmental and traffic investigations. What are the benefits of the project? A Moruya bypass would deliver safer and more reliable journeys between South Coast communities for locals, visitors and freight operators and ease congestion especially during peak holiday periods. The Moruya bypass would:  Enhance the atmosphere and liveability of the Moruya town centre for locals, pedestrians and businesses and provide the opportunity for improvements  Reduce travel time, particularly in peak periods, by removing the need for vehicles to pass through numerous intersections  Improve safety in the town by taking trucks off local roads  Cater for future growth of the town and provide ease of access to essential services such as hospitals and schools. Frequently Asked Questions Moruya bypass When will work start? Early work on this project has started. This work includes geotechnical investigations and early project planning. The construction start date is yet to be determined as we are seeking feedback on the community’s thoughts, insights and concerns about a Moruya bypass. We will use feedback from the community and stakeholders to further develop the project. How are environmental factors considered during the planning of the project? Prior to construction, we will carry out an environmental assessment of the proposed project, which includes detailed information about the design features, potential benefits and impacts. We will ensure the community and stakeholders will have further opportunities to provide feedback as planning progresses. Will there be property acquisitions and will I be affected? A preferred route and any potential impacts of the corridor have not been determined. Some properties and businesses may be impacted by the preferred road corridor of the bypass. We will be in regular contact with potentially directly affected property owners once these details have been finalised and will work closely with them and support them as required throughout the project. Will there be noise impacts associated with the proposed bypass and will I be affected? A preferred route and any potential impacts of the corridor have not been determined. Possible noise impacts will be looked at as part of the environmental assessment which is a future stage of planning for the project. How can I have my say on the project? We are seeking the community’s thoughts and insights on our plans for a Moruya bypass and asking for your experiences using the Princes Highway in and around Moruya. Your feedback will allow concerns and queries to be considered as the project is developed further. Check out our easy-to-use online map to have your say on the Moruya bypass project. Visit nswroads.work/moruyabypass and check out our easy-to-use online map to have your say by Monday 13 April 2020.

How will we be kept informed about the project? You can subscribe to project updates and tell us how you want to be contacted in the future on our webpage at nswroad.work/moruyabypass. We will keep the community updated as we progress. For more information or to speak to a member of the project team please call 1800 719 759 or email princeshighway@transport.nsw.gov.au.

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