Strategy and Assets Committee



Meeting Date:     Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

Location:            Council Chambers, City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra

Time:                   5:00pm



Membership (Quorum - 5)

Clr Andrew Guile - Chairperson

All Councillors

General Manager or nominee





Addendum Agenda


Mayoral Minute

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

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MMS17.3    Mayoral Minute - Support for Gareth Ward, Member for Kiama's Budget Bids


HPERM Ref:       D17/187127




Recommendation (Item to be determined under delegated authority)

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.