$3 million road network upgrade win for Ocean Shores

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More than $3 million will be spent on major upgrades on roads across Ocean Shores this year, thanks to a funding announcement today from the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads, Round 2, program.

Under the program, 29 roads in Ocean Shores, one in New Brighton and one in South Golden Beach will benefit from kerb repairs, heavy patching, asphalt resurfacing, and line-marking in what is the area’s biggest road network upgrade.

Local Nationals Member of the Legislative Council, Ben Franklin, said Fixing Local Roads was helping Byron Shire Council repair, maintain and seal the roads that really mattered to the community.

“This funding is easing the burden of maintenance for Council and is delivering safer, more reliable journeys for all local road users,” Mr Franklin said.

“Better roads mean safer trips to school, to work and to the shops – and the NSW Government is committed to helping councils to create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected.

“This funding is fantastic news and builds on the significant work that Council has already undertaken to update roads across the Shire with the support of $25 million that I delivered as an election commitment that I made to the community,” Mr Franklin said.

Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, said being able to deliver such an extensive program of works would be transformative for the area.

“Many people would have seen the great work Council has done on main arterial roads in Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and on several heavily-used roads in Ocean Shores including parts of Rajah Road and Orana Road over the last 12 months thanks to the $25 million Election Commitment Grant funding,” he said.

“The Fixing Local Roads funding gives us the opportunity to focus on the failing local streets that we have not been able to prioritise for improvement in the past,” Mr Holloway said.

“This is a terrific win for Ocean Shores and the first of many steps towards improving the entire network and attracting further funding for New Brighton and South Golden Beach in the future,” he said.

The roadworks are set to commence in Ocean Shores mid-year and Council is aiming to have them completed by the end of 2021, weather permitting.

The following streets are being upgraded:

Ocean Shores

  • Aldinga Court
  • Binya Place
  • Bobra Glen
  • Boondoon Crescent
  • Ceron Court
  • Colli Close
  • Coonawarra Court
  • Dandaloo Way
  • Gahwang Court,
  • Gara Court
  • Gibingbell Close
  • Inderwong Avenue
  • Kanandah Court
  • Kiah Close
  • Kiyung Court
  • Miram Place
  • Murumba Close
  • Namoi Glen
  • Narrogal Court
  • Nelshaby Court
  • Reka Way
  • Tathra Glen
  • Tindarra Avenue
  • Tongarra Drive
  • Walgoon Way
  • Warrambool Road,
  • Wattar Court
  • Yungarup Place.

New Brighton

  • The Esplanade

South Golden Beach

  • Redgate Road

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