Road works show Labor’s commitment to West Dapto


The continuation of road and bridge upgrades at Shone Avenue highlights the commitment of State and Federal Labor providing better, safer and flood-free road access to the residents of West Dapto, Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson said today.

“Wollongong City Council which has been provided with $40 million in funding grants by the former State and Federal Labor Governments has started stage two works on road and bridge upgrades along Shone Avenue and West Dapto Road at Wongawilli.

“A $26 million interest free loan by the former State Labor Government in 2010 has already built a major upgrade to Cleveland Road at Dapto, including new bus stops, safer accessibility to Dapto High School and a new bridge.

“These current works at Shone Avenue have been funded by the former Federal Labor Government, which provided Council with $14 million under the Building Better Regional Cities Program.

“Both Stephen Jones MP and I inspected the new road and bridge upgrades in December.

“While Labor has delivered real funding and has built real road upgrades in West Dapto, the State Liberals have made many promises but delivered nothing.

“Two years after announcing the sale of Port Kembla, we are yet to to see one cent of funding provided to Council to start work on the Fowlers Road extension to Fairwater Drive.

“I again call on the Premier, who will visit the Illawarra later this week, to hand over a cheque to Wollongong Council so Fowlers Road extension to Fairwater Drive can be started”, Ms Watson said.


19 January 2015