50m Nowra bridge pledge A Shorten Labor Government will invest up to $50 million to assist build a new ray ban wayfarer rb2140 concrete bridge over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra.
Labor's candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips and Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones made the announcement on the banks of the Shoalhaven River on Wednesday morning. "If you are a resident of Nowra, indeed the entire Shoalhaven, ray ban rb3044 you know what the traffic is like here in the morning and the afternoon, banked back for hundreds of metres. "It's absolutely critical to the local region. "This is one of the oldest bridges in NSW the existing bridge was constructed more than 130 years ago and is fast approaching the end ray ban sunglasses for sale of its useful life. It is past its use by date. "We know it is a critical piece of infrastructure that needs to be built and we are announcing a Labor government will get this bridge built." He said the old steel Nowra bridge was already straining under the weight of the almost 50,000 vehicles that use it every day a figure that's only likely to grow in the years ahead. "Bill Shorten was in Nowra just last month and heard directly from the local community about the need to get on with building a new bridge over the Shoalhaven River," Mr Jones said. "In office, federal Labor will partner with the NSW government to do precisely that." Mrs Phillips said the news was a "fabulous announcement". "I was preselected back in March and in less than two months I'm really proud to be standing here and delivering on our number one priority, which was to ray ban sunglasses latest model get the new Nowra bridge built," she said. "The Member for Gilmore [Ann Sudmalis] has been there since 2011 and hasn't been able to get the funding for construction of the bridge. "I've been here less than two months in this role and am delighted to say we will get this bridge built. "This is about trying to ease some of the massive traffic congestion problems around Illaroo and Bolong roads in the north and Pleasant Way and Bridge Road in the south. "This is also important for business and jobs in our local area." Mr Jones said the announcement was a tribute to Mrs Phillips' "unrelenting lobbying efforts". "Fiona said as soon as she was preselected this was her number one priority and when Bill [Shorten] was down here a few weeks ago she showed him the bridge and made the case to him and we are committed to ensuring we get this bridge built," he said. He said the funding would come from the infrastructure budget. Questioned over making such an announcement possibly two years out from the next election, Mr Jones said the answer was simple. "People know if they vote for Fiona Phillips and a Shorten Labor Government we are going to get this bridge built," he said. "The challenge is now upon the sitting Member for GIlmore to put up what she is going to do because the people of Nowra have waited far too long to ensure the bridge is built." As for a time frame for possible construction, Mr Jones said Labor would ensure it was a number one priority for the region. "We know we will have to work with the NSW Government which is going through studies and engineering design works at the moment but this money, a $50 million input of funds from a Shorten Government will ensure this project and the bridge gets brought forward and it will be a reality," he said. Mrs Phillips said it is understood the new bridge would be located to the western side of the current structures.
PLAN: The proposed new Nowra bridge crossing over the Shoalhaven River. The new concrete bridge would provide more lanes and a more stable foundation, "a bridge fit for the future," Mr Jones said. Mrs Sudmalis has often stated, as did Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a visit to Nowra in February, that the government was waiting for costings before announcing any possible funding.
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