Princes Highway Taskforce


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The Princes Highway is a road of enormous significance and potential in economic, social and environmental terms, not only for the NSW South Coast and NSW generally, but also for other parts of Australia. 

The Princes Highway Taskforce has been established to obtain a commitment from all levels of government, with the support of the business sector and the community, for the early upgrade of the Princes Highway.

Specifically, the aim of the Taskforce is to:

  • Gain secure commitment to immediately upgrade the Princes Highway by mobilising community and business support to elevate the importance of the Highway on the Federal and State Government agendas

The objectives of the Taskforce are to:

  1. Undertake detailed analysis of the benefits of Princes Highway upgrade to both the community and business sectors.

  2. Identify all groups who would benefit from the upgrade of the Highway and make them aware of the benefits of the road both within the south coast area and regional Australia.

  3. Engage community, business and media groups as well as interested individuals in the campaign for the upgrade of the road.

  4. Engage both State and Federal politicians in the debate about the upgrade with a view to raising awareness of the need for its immediate improvement through community and media activities, as well as direct lobbying.

  5. Gain commitment from the State and Federal Governments for the funding of the upgrade in order to deliver the following outcomes:

    1. A four lane dual carriageway north of the Jervis Bay turnoff, to a 100 km/h design standard, by 2010, to incorporate:

  • Design speed 80-100 km/h from Albion Park Rail and South Kiama bends

  • Oak Flats to Dunmore upgrade

  • North Kiama bypass

  • Gerringong to Berry upgrade

  • Shoalhaven River crossing

  • South Nowra duplication

  • Berry bypass by 2008

    1. B-Double access to the Victorian border, for example:

  • Strengthen Clyde River bridge

  • Realign northern approach to Wagonga Inlet

  • Realign Brogo River approach from south

  • Bega township B-Double alternative design

    1. Elimination of major constraint points on the Princes Highway which render the link impassable due to adverse conditions:

  • Pambula River floodplain

    1. All other sections, bring up to current standards, with progress upgrading to give:

  • Overtaking opportunities every five kms

  • Local rest areas and parking


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