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Shoalhaven Council agrees to Jervis Bay Road land acquisition


Shoalhaven City Council has voted to allow the acquisition of land needed for the 125 million dollar Jervis Bay Road upgrade.

The unanimous vote followed a week of controversy and criticism when Councilors sought a meeting with Transport for NSW over public owned land needed to progress the project.

The member for Kiama Gareth Ward has vocal in his criticism and was refused entry to a confidential Council briefing last Thursday.

Minister for Regional Roads Sam Farraway had taken a swipe at Shoalhaven City Council over what he said were ,Delaying tactics to stall the Jervis Bay Road interchange project."

South Coast MP Shelly Hancock said, "It was an unnecessary delay to an important project.

Shoalhaven Councillor Paul Ell also called on Mayor Amanda Findley to, "Pick-up the phone and fast-track the acquisition process."


Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley defended council's right to seek information about the project from Transport for NSW and said "It is an absolutely important project that everyone wants completed as soon as possible, but council has a right to request information and it will continue to ask questions of Transport for NSW when the need arises."

Images : Transport for NSW 






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