Aug 31, 2020

A new Far North Collector Road Network is being developed and constructed near Nowra, with the Australian Government committing $13,800,000 towards this project.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would help stimulate the South Coast’s economy.

“Nowra is an important regional hub and improving access to it will deliver social and economic benefits,” Minister McCormack said.

“This project will improve local road capacity, provide access to North Nowra and provide relief to Illaroo Road.”

“It will also provide an alternative connection for commuters during construction of the new Nowra Bridge, as well as mitigate the impact of increased traffic in the area.”

“This is yet another example of the Australian Government continuing to roll out our $100 billion nationwide infrastructure pipeline, supporting jobs and communities at a time when it’s needed the most.”

“This valuable road network will eventually link North Nowra with Moss Vale Road, Cambewarra,” Senator Molan said.

“An estimated 50 jobs will be supported during construction.”

“The roundabout at Illaroo Rd, North Nowra and West Cambewarra Road, Bangalee is the first construction stage of the Far North Collector Road Network Project. We expect the roundabout to be completed by December 2020 and its construction begins today.”

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said the new road network would offer safety and liveability benefits.

“The Far North Collector Road Network will have numerous benefits including reduced travel time, reduced traffic noise on Illaroo Road, and improved traffic conditions,” Mayor Findley said.

“The network will also help facilitate better emergency response times.” The entire road network is expected to be complete by December 2022.