Shellharbour Mayor welcomes commencement of Croom Regional Sporting Complex reconfiguration

Cr Saliba noted Council’s significant contribution in the project to date, especially in relation to extensive community consultation with affected sporting groups.
She said Council’s dedication to the project was unwavering and that both staff and Councillors had worked hard with the RMS to secure an outcome as quickly as possible.
“Council’s and the community’s contributions towards advancing this project included Council entering into a lease with RMS for part of the Croom Regional Sporting Complex for the nominal rental of just $1 per year,” Cr Saliba said.
“Council could have negotiated a more substantial amount for the rental but this small fee is Council’s way of ensuring the project moves forward as quickly as possible for our community.
“We also worked consistently and cooperatively with the RMS to facilitate the lease of the land that will accommodate the bypass through Croom Road Sporting Complex.
Cr Saliba last month welcomed the news that the Albion Park Bypass would go ahead but remained concerned that the community’s interests at Albion Park may not be best served by the lack of north and south bound on and off ramps onto Tripoli Way, Albion Park.
“We also provided a Tripoli Way on-off ramp concept design solution to the RMS, which is yet to be modelled by the RMS, and I urge it to continue to work with Council officers to consider a complete solution at Tripoli Way that will serve the community now and into the future and to amend its plans accordingly if necessary.”