THE HON STEPHEN JONES MP
MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR WHITLAM
ANNA WATSON MP
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR ROADS,
PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORT AND ROADS
MEMBER FOR SHELLHARBOUR
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
The Albanese and Minns Governments are delivering more than $992,000 in funding for Bass Point Tourist Road through the jointly-funded Infrastructure Betterment Fund.
The Infrastructure Betterment Fund is focused on building back essential public assets, such as roads, bridges and drainage impacted by the storm and flood events in 2021 and 2022, as well as the 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires. Funding will mean assets are repaired to a more resilient standard that can better withstand future natural disasters, while also delivering associated economic, social and productivity benefits.
The funding being provided to Shellharbour City Council will go towards the construction of a sealed road on the existing road alignment, including the installation of stormwater drainage infrastructure.
This will improve the Bass Point Tourist Road surface and create a road reserve that will be more resilient and better able to withstand natural disasters and severe weather events. Carpark locations will also be upgraded to meet the above noted standards.
The local project is expected to be complete in mid-2025.
Quotes attributable to Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones:
“Around 2 kilometres of Bass Point Tourist Road will undergo resurfacing work from the entrance to Bushrangers Bay car park. This is an important local project that will benefit community safety.”
“We know natural disasters are becoming more prevalent in Australia due to climate change. That’s why our Government is committed to ensuring local infrastructure is better prepared for natural disasters, including future flooding events.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson:
“I couldn’t be more delighted to make this fantastic announcement today, my Labor colleagues on Council and I have been advocating for Bass Point Tourist Road to be upgraded for many years. As Parliamentary Secretary for Roads, I will continue to advocate for road upgrades across the Illawarra.”
“By investing in better designs and better materials, we can make sure local roads, schools and drainage systems are built to last, and better withstand future natural disasters.”
For more information, including the full lists of successful projects, visit the Infrastructure Betterment Fund website.