Federal Budget Boost For Shoalhaven Roads

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Government continues to invest in critical road safety upgrades across the Shoalhaven, with a major boost in funding through the 2024-25 Budget.

The Government is delivering an additional $21.5 million to support the final stages of the Nowra Bridge project, including footpaths, landscaping, and site remediation.

The $353 million project is jointly funded by the Australia and NSW governments, and has provided a new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway.

An additional $2.4 million will be delivered to the Far North Collector Road Network project, which is fully funded by the Albanese Government.

Works, which are on track for completion in mid-2024, include constructing Far North Collector Road, a new link road between Far North Collector Road and Taylors Lane, a cattle-crossing underpass, four new bridges, three roundabouts, lighting and off-road paths.

On top of this, Shoalhaven City Council will receive a major boost in Roads to Recovery funding, with over $18.8 million over the five-year funding period through to 2028-29, as part of the program’s progressive funding increase from $500 million to $1 billion per year.

Over $3.1 billion is being invested towards vital land transport infrastructure in NSW in the recent Federal Budget.

This includes over $2.5 billion for new road and rail projects, as well as nearly $580 million to ensure the delivery of existing projects.

The Government’s total infrastructure commitment to NSW over the next 10 years is $20.8 billion, including over $17.7 billion in major road and rail projects and $3 billion for smaller projects through programs such as the Roads to Recovery and Black Spot programs.

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