With exponential growth in the community planned over the coming decade, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is planning for its future.
The 54km of road connecting Port Macquarie to neighbouring towns along the coast, and then further inland to Kew and Kendall, is undergoing review. This road is also an alternative to the Pacific Highway and provides alternative access when needed.
The Strategy will focus on 4 main aims:
- preserving the corridor
- setting out a broad design framework for future transport network upgrades for all users, including traffic, walking, cycling and public transport
- defining priorities for future road maintenance, operation, and the safety of all road users
- considering the diverse communities the road corridor serves and planned growth across the region.
The development of the strategy is expected to take 12 months and they are now calling on the local community to have their say.
“We’re glad to see Councils planning ahead for their future. We hope bike riding will be included into this strategy and providing safe active transport options for the region could be vital to handling the increased population in years to come,” commented Kim Lavender, Bicycle NSW Communications Manager.