Shoalhaven News

Starting gun fired on riverfront upgrade


The revitalisation of the Shoalhaven Riverfront has commenced with the first meeting of the Nowra Riverfront Advisory Taskforce today.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock is confident the members of the Taskforce she has brought together will work in unison to progress this important strategic project for the region.

“The key decision makers are now in one room - whether it be Transport for NSW working on the bridge or NSW Health working on the new hospital, we have taken into account all works that are happening now so that we can plan for future,” Mrs Hancock said. 

“The starter’s gun was officially fired today with the Taskforce membership and Terms of Reference agreed on.

“I have made it very clear that I expect this group to deliver and I am confident it will.”

The group is co-chaired by the Department of Regional NSW and the Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment with representatives from Shoalhaven City Council and other key departmental agencies.

A joint local-state approach will ensure activities are coordinated and aligned to existing works underway, including the new Nowra Bridge.

The Nowra Riverfront Advisory Taskforce is set to examine sites for strategic development, appropriate planning controls to facilitate investment, affordable housing and social infrastructure requirements, traffic flow and funding opportunities.

Key agencies on the Nowra Riverfront Advisory Taskforce include:

  • The Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, Minister for Local Government and Member for South Coast
  • The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services and Member for Kiama
  • Department of Regional NSW
  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • NSW Health
  • NSW Land and Housing Corporation
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Transport for NSW

Photo Katrina Condie