Yallah to Oak Flats
In the 2012/13 NSW Government budget, $100,000 was committed to commence planning for a possible future upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
In the mid 1990's Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), in consultation with Shellharbour City Council, assisted with the placement of a potential corridor for the upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats on Council's Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
Current funding and studies
With the $100,000 funding allocated in the 2012/13 budget, RMS will examine whether the road corridor that is on council's LEP is suitable to provide a long term solution for an upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats. RMS will consult with the community and councils during future planning stages of the project.
As part of RMS' studies it is examining the existing LEP corridor against modern road design standards, land use development over the last 17 years (since the road corridor was announced), future development, potential community and social impacts, environmental constraints, cost and affordability, urban planning considerations and detailed traffic analysis and modelling.
In addition, an Aboriginal cultural and heritage site inspection will occur late in April / early May 2013. The inspection will involve Aboriginal archaeologists and key Aboriginal stakeholders .The outcomes from the inspections will be used to help guide the future planning of an upgrade of the Princes Highway between Yallah and Oak Flats.
The current funding for this project is to commence planning. A commitment to construct a bypass has not yet been made.
For further information
For more information please contact the project manager, Peter Hawkins on (02) 4221 2582, PO Box 477, Wollongong, NSW 2520 or email Peter.Hawkins@rms.nsw.gov.au.
If you would like to be kept updated about this project please email SouthernProjects@rms.nsw.gov.au