Monday, 10 December 2018

The community is invited to view the detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement project.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today said the NSW Government has provided $274 million for the project which will improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by removing the current lift span bridge which will remove delays due to bridge openings.

“The detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge has been finalised and improvements have been made following community feedback,” Mr Constance said.

“These improvements include additional lanes to the intersection of the Kings and Princes highways to improve traffic flow in peak periods, ensuring minimal impacts to the community and foreshore areas with a new work method and fewer piers in the water for better river flow, safer navigation and improved visual appeal.

“The foreshore space will also be developed to further improve access to the river.”

The project team will hold two drop-in sessions to answer questions about the design and discuss upcoming work.

Roads and Maritime Services information sessions will be held on Thursday 13 December at Korners Park, North Batemans Bay from 3pm to 6pm and Monday 17 December at Clyde Street Park near Innes Boatshed, Batemans Bay between 12pm and 6pm.

Early work on the project is under way and includes geotechnical investigations on the foreshore and work to build the future site office and community information centre at the former bowling club site.

This early work site will be complete by early 2019 and will avoid the peak holiday period.

More information is now available online on access to the river for boats during construction.

This will include a temporary boat ramp, access for boat trailers and sufficient parking to the north-east of the bridge.

Major work will begin in early 2019. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

The detailed design and more information on the changes to river access for boat users can be viewed online at

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