VIDEO: Animation shows route of Berry bypass

Kiama MP Gareth Ward, left, with Premier Barry O'Farrell.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward, left, with Premier Barry O'Farrell.

New 3D animation showing the planned Foxground and Berry bypass has today been released, providing residents with a glimpse of how the project will impact the region. 

The NSW government has also released the environmental assessment for the bypass for public consultation and comment. 

Premier Barry O’Farrell said the project would provide a huge boost for the region.

‘‘Stage two of the Princes Highway upgrade, the Foxground and Berry bypass, is the most significant transport infrastructure investment on the South Coast,’’ Mr O’Farrell said.

VIDEO: The northbound flyover view of the Berry bypass

‘‘The project will create hundreds of jobs for people in the region - providing a boost for the local economy.

‘‘The proposed improvements will also improve safety for motorists, passengers and pedestrians.’’

The animation, which shows north and southbound flyovers of the route, provides residents with an image of how the proposed project will look once work is completed, Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said. 

VIDEO: The southbound flyover view of the Berry bypass

Kiama MP Gareth Ward urged local residents to have their say on the project.

‘‘I encourage people to visit project displays at locations in Berry, Kiama, Gerringong, Nowra, Shoalhaven and Wollongong - it is essential we hear from the community about these plasn to identify any issues they may have,’’ Mr Ward said.

The environmental assessment will be on display until Monday, December 17