22 August 2017 - Improvements on the way for Bay and Basin area Source: Radio 2ST, Nowra, Shoalhaven News:
The State Transport Minister [Hon Andrew Constance] has paid a visit to the Shoalhaven to inspect plans for the new Round the Bay Walk as well as the site of a new pedestrian bridge over Moona Moona Creek.
$1.9 Million in funding is going towards the project which will improve cycle-ways and pathways. South Coast MP Hon Shelley Hancock says it will be a massive hand up for Shoalhaven City Council. “For many years the Vincentia and Huskisson communities have lobbied for the completion of the Round the Bay Walk and soon the project will become a reality”, Mrs Hancock said.
“Jervis Bay is the jewel of the South Coast and once the shared pathway is completed everyone from tourists to locals will be able to safely enjoy the beauty of the bay in its entirety", she said.
“The biggest win for the community is the allocation of $1.5 million to see the construction of a separate shared user pedestrian bridge across Moona Moona Creek, to be located on the eastern side of the old bridge". The current bridge is a squeeze point and safety issue with cyclists and pedestrians unable to cross at the same time.
21 August 2017 - Moona Moona Ck bridge
A large group of Huskisson and Vincentia residents met with NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, South Coast MP Shelley Hancock, and Director SCC Assets & Works Ben Stewart.
We were really pleased with their support in getting the long hoped-for pedestrian bridge project moving!
This bridge is part of the Round the [Jervis] Bay Walk. It carries large volumes of bicycle and foot traffic along a very narrow (~1m) width. It also carries mobility scooters, wheelchairs, prams, triathlon runners and tourism visitors.
The community is very grateful to Minister Constance and MP Shelley Hancock for making $1.5 million available to fund this project in 2017-18.