Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured $1.1 million from the State Government to progress detailed designs for Stages 2 and 3 of the proposed Moss Vale Bypass Project.
The funding is in addition to $2.4 million previously committed by the NSW Government in 2021/22 to develop Stage 1 of the long-awaited traffic project.
Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Lisa Miscamble said the announcement was great news for Moss Vale and the Southern Highlands.
“Moss Vale has witnessed a significant increase in traffic through the town centre in recent years,” she said. “This situation is set to intensify in coming years as major housing developments come online and the population increases.”
“These funds from the State Government are critical in enabling all stages of this project to be shovel-ready and I thank the Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, for advocating on our behalf and securing an audience with the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Samuel Farraway.
“I also commend the staff of Council who prepared the successful application and secured these all-important funds.”
In October 2021 Council appointed the MU Group Pty Ltd to undertake the detailed designs of Stage 1 of the Bypass project.
The supplementary funding announcement allows Council to subsequently engage MU Group to undertake the additional detailed design works for stages 2 and 3 of the project. The detailed design works for all three stages of the Moss Vale Bypass Project are to be completed by mid-2023.
Following the initial two-year funding agreement, Council will prepare a detailed project scope proposal including a funding profile to progress construction of all three stages.
Ms Miscamble said the proposed bypass was an important piece of the Southern Highlands transport strategy.
“A Bypass for Moss Vale has the potential to deliver enormous transport benefits to the Southern Highlands and provide a significant stimulus to the local economy,” she concluded.