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Princes Highway Corridor Strategy published

The Princes Highway Corridor Strategy has now been completed with the South Coast NSW strongly represented as Priority Locations that have been identified:  Between Nowra and Jervis Bay (NSW)  Between Ulladulla and Batemans Bay (NSW)  Between Batemans Bay and Narooma (NSW)  Between Narooma and Bega (NSW)  Between Merimbula and Eden (NSW) Under Development of additional passing opportunities (Initiative 5) the final strategy states "There are further opportunities to provide for more efficient movement along the Corridor through the implementation of additional passing opportunities in areas where safe passing is limited. Priority locations include (but are not restricted to):  Between NSW/Victorian border and Batemans Bay (NSW) The over arching Strategy was commissioned by the Australian Government in November 2018 to provide a ‘whole of corridor’ perspective of the current and future role of the Princes Highway as a transport route.

The Strategy is intended to deliver a practical 10-year framework to guide Australian and State Government investments along the Corridor documaenting the approach and findings used to develop an evidence-based set of initiatives to ensure the Corridor can serve the needs of users in the longer term.

The key outcome of the Strategy is a suite of 14 Initiatives to inform decision making and aim to create a future Corridor that:

is a safer Corridor for all users;is resilient to change and population growth; delivers more efficient movements and services between townships; embraces and adapts to changing technologies (for example, autonomous vehicles); and promotes economic activity through Corridor activation.

Some of the Initiatives recommend transport infrastructure upgrades to improve safety and freight efficiency. Other Initiatives address broader issues, such as a Digital Strategy for the Corridor and preparing for future changes in the transport fleet. The strategy does NOT look at smaller detail such as Moruya or Narooma bypasses.

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