Goulburn Mulwaree Council has been made aware of the upcoming upgrade of seven kilometres of the Hume Highway near Marulan.
The project is expected to commence in June, and will last 18 months. We have concerns that homes in Marulan may be affected by noise, dust and light spill around the project sites, and we believe community consultation with the residents of Marulan and these homeowners’ needs to be undertaken urgently.
The actual daily times of work have yet to be finalised, but the contract will allow for work to be undertaken between 12am Monday to 12pm Friday. Transport for NSW have stated they will be able to delay works on public holidays or if they are aware of a large event that will attract high traffic usage on the Hume Highway. Transport for NSW have also stated that they will undertake dilapidation reports on heritage homes in Marulan and will maintain access to Marulan from the Highway at all times.
Although access to Marulan will be maintained, we also have concerns around the effects on access to the quarrying industry which is a significant contributor to our economy and employment.
Council has real concerns that the main tender is about to be advertised, and we are now just three months away from the start of this work, with no consultation with the being undertaken.
As we receive further information we intend to share this with the community as soon as possible.