Wollongong council is going in to bat for Dapto motorists who have no southbound access to the Princes Motorway, including the Albion Park Rail bypass.
At Monday night's council meeting Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery put up a late motion calling for Transport for NSW to work with council officers to expedite plans to create that access.
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"The imminent completion of the Albion Park Rail bypass will provide a motorway standard road between Yallah and Oak Flats, however no southbound access will be provided for motorists from the wider Dapto/West Dapto area," Cr Bradbery's motion stated.
"These motorists will be required to use the existing Princes Highway through Albion Park Rail, albeit at an improved level of service to that prior to the Albion Park Rail bypass being implemented."
Fowlers and Kanahooka roads have no southbound on-ramps and, due to the Transport for NSW decision not to construct the Yallah interchange, Dapto residents won't be able to get onto the Albion Park Rail bypass either.
Cr Bradbery said the West Dapto area was expected to see 65,000 people move there over the next 40 years, so appropriate road infrastructure needed to be put in place.
"We do not appear to have the co-operation of many government departments - not least the Department of Transport - when trying to put into place adequate infrastructure," Cr Bradbery said.
"More specifically in this circumstance, connection through to the M1."
Ward 3 councillor Ann Martin supported the motion, having already started campaigning for the on-ramps.
"I've received quite a lot of information from long-term residents in Dapto who are somewhat confused as to why this is taking so long," Cr Martin said.