It has been revealed that two critical entry and exit ramps at Albion Park may be left off the final construction of the Albion Park Rail Bypass, Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson said today.
“RMS maps and the recently released ‘Community Feedback Report’ shows the inclusion of two entry and exit ramps may not make the final cut of the design for the construction of the Albion Park Rail Bypass.
“It is becoming clearer and clearer why the State Government doesn’t want to reveal when a construction timetable will actually start or finish.
“The State Government has a $50 million black hole associated with this project.
“Now we are starting to see just how the State Government make up that shortfall – they may refuse to build critical entry and exit ramps associated with the bypass”, she said.
Ms Watson said whether or not the ramps were included did not impact on her electorate but she was sure the people of Albion Park would be shocked to know that the State Government may not build the two entry and exit ramps.
“The people of Albion Park look like they’re about to be sold out by the State Government.
“There is no guarantee that these two entry and exit ramps will be included in the final build for the bypass.
“I would suggest that the people of Albion Park ensure they place maximum pressure on their local State MP to guarantee that those two ramps make it onto the final design and are built at the same time as the bypass.
“They don’t have that guarantee at this stage”, Ms Watson said.
- RMS Albion Park Rail Bypass Preferred Option, Community Feedback Report, June 2015, page 19.
- RMS Albion Park Rail Bypass Preferred Option Map showing entry and exit ramps at Albion Park in question.
6 July 2015