Strategy and Assets Committee
Meeting Date: Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
Location: Council Chambers, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra
Clr Andrew Guile - Chairperson
General Manager or nominee
MMS17.3.... Mayoral Minute - Support for Gareth Ward, Member for Kiama's Budget Bids 1
Addendum Agenda - Strategy and Assets Committee – Tuesday 13 June 2017
MMS17.3 Mayoral Minute - Support for Gareth Ward, Member for Kiama's Budget Bids
HPERM Ref: D17/187127
That Shoalhaven City Council supports the Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, in his budget bids that will have a high degree of impact on the Shoalhaven.
1. Berry - Bomaderry bypass
With the Berry bypass almost complete, it is essential that the government recognises the need to continue with this highway upgrade all the way to Bomaderry and fund this project as its next South Coast priority. We understand that the Albion Park bypass is also critical to the needs of the South Coast as those of us who travel outside of the Shoalhaven for all manner of reasons are often caught in this choke point.
2. The Shoalhaven Memorial Hospital Car Park
With the master planning almost complete for the hospital precinct, it is now time to fund and build the car park. For too long patients and their carers, nursing staff and other health professionals have had to put up with poor parking. Many people have been fined due to the lack of set down areas, and shift workers feel unsafe when having to walk long distances to reach vehicles in dark side streets.
3. Bus/Coach Service to supplement the South Coast rail line from Kiama to Bomaderry
The South Coast passenger service is an important link from the South Coast to Sydney, Australia and international destinations. However, the current service often sees passengers stranded at Kiama for over an hour as it doesn't meet with the diesel service. Until such times as full rail connections can be made a bus/coach service is supported.