Date

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Release

Shellharbour City Council has started work on a major upgrade of Bass Point Tourist Road, Shell Cove.

The 850-metre-long and 12-metre-wide road upgrade will provide significant improvements to the overall road quality and improve safety.

The work includes the road reconstruction, new storm water network, lighting, traffic calming devices, signage and landscaping, as well as placement of boulders and log fences to manage reserve access.

Bass Point Tourist Road leads to the popular tourist destination Bass Point Reserve, well known for its heritage significance and diverse marine habitat.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said that the major road renewal would contribute to the overall experience of visiting Bass Point.

“Bass Point is such a unique destination, attracting people from near and far to enjoy the recreational opportunities on offer and the diversity of flora and fauna,” Cr Saliba said.

“Council is committed to improving and maintaining its public assets. We want to ensure that the area’s natural beauty is enjoyed without disturbance and that visitors feels safe,” she said.

The upgrade project is jointly funded by Shellharbour City Council (Capital Works Program 2021/2022), the NSW State Government (Fixing Local Roads Program) and the Federal Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program).

Construction will be undertaken in stages to allow for public access. Expected completion is by April 2022, subject to weather and site conditions.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008

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Last updated : Wed 25 Aug 2021