Welcome back to the Narooma News for 2019 and happy New Year to all our readers.
This year we are looking forward to planning beginning for a safer Princes Highway all the way to the Victorian border.
On Tuesday, January 8, Premier Gladys Berejiklian was in the Eurobodalla Shire to announce $30 million to extend the Batemans Bay link road from Batehaven to the Princes Highway.
We hope this is the start of a major investment in the entire highway.
The Narooma News’ Fix It Now campaign is for nothing less than a divided dual carriageway to the border.
On January 8, Bega MP and NSW Infrastructure and Transport Minister said the $30 investment would be a step towards that goal.
“At the moment there’s a lot of discussions happening internally on the Fix It Now campaign, and in particular what we’re working towards in terms of duplication of the highway south of the Jervis Bay turn off,” Mr Constance said.
The Narooma area suffered several head-on collisions on the highway in the latter part of 2018, including two near the Brou turn-off.
Any improvements to the highway must be part of an overall plan that includes the entire Far South Coast.
Dump on a dumper
Our story this week on campers who trashed a Brogo area will ring true for many of our readers.
Our Narooma and environs population quadruples at this time of year.
Visitors are more than welcome.
However it would have been great if these campers, when they were packing their plastic toilet seats (apparently to be placed over a wombat hole) had also thought to pack some manners.
Don’t visit paradise just to trash it.
Hounds on holiday
We would love you to contribute to our Hounds on Holiday gallery. Boots of Bermagui is pictured here. Email images and stories to email@example.com
Let your dogs, local and visiting, enjoy our beautiful coastal environment, but please respect the time-sharing and off-leash arrangements in place.