Bus Shelters for the Shoalhaven

Consultation has concluded

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community feedback on the two-year staged delivery of 12 bus shelters across the Shoalhaven.

Background

In 2017, Council received an offer of funding from the NSW Government to provide 18 new accessible bus shelters across the City under the NSW Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme (CPTIGS).

The funding offer was limited to $10,000 per shelter and Council would have to meet all other costs associated with construction and installation, which in some cases would have been significant.

In considering the funding offer, Council resolved on 26 September 2017 only to accept the funding offer “in principle”, electing to further investigate the locations and formulate an affordable strategy in consultation with the community.

The NSW Government subsequently advised Council that in reviewing the list, there would be no guarantee of approval, and the most likely outcome would be for Council to reduce the number of shelters but selecting from the original list. The Government further advised that submissions for the next round of CPTIGS funding was due 28 February 2018 (extremely limited timeframe) and Council could also consider moving some locations to the next round.

Bus Shelter Locations

Investigations including consultation with bus operators have revealed that not all of the locations approved in principle are priority locations and that not all of these will be affordable given the requirement for Council to cover the majority of costs.

Council’s traffic unit has established an affordable strategy to deliver a reduced number of bus shelters (12 locations) over the next two financial years. Under this strategy, it is proposed that the bus shelters will be partially grant funded under the 2015/17 and 2017/19 CPTIGS funding programs and partially funded by Council.

The locations and planned delivery timeline are listed below.

Item
Location
Proposal
Funding & Financial Year
1
Stewart Place on new Island location 1 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
2
Stewart Place on new Island location 2 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
3
Stewart Place on new Island location 3 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
4
173 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2018/19 CPTIGS
5
86 Greenwell Point Road Greenwell Point
New shelter at adjusted existing bus stop location
2018/19 CPTIGS
6
84 Tallwood Avenue Mollymook
Relocate redundant shelter to new location at existing bus stop
2018/19 COUNCIL
7
Orama Crescent, central median near Ophir Street Orient Point
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
8
Leo Drive western side before Matron Porter Drive Mollymook
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
9
Leo Drive eastern side before Matron Porter Drive Mollymook
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
10
90A Princes Hwy (adjacent IGA Service Station) Milton
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
11
109 Princes Hwy (adjacent Church) Milton
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
12
32 Alma Avenue Fishermans Paradise
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 COUNCIL


The above locations are confirmed as priority locations from local bus operators, and the following should also be noted;

  • Tallwood Avenue, Mollymook is a priority location which was not on the original approved list, and would not be eligible for CPTIGS, so is proposed to be funded by Council in 2018/19 (relocating the redundant shelter on the southern side of Tallwood Avenue, to the northern side at the existing bus stop east of Jones Avenue).
  • Fisherman’s Paradise is a priority location which was not on the original approved list, and would not be eligible for CPTIGS, so is proposed to be funded by Council in 2019/20.

All other locations were on the original approved list and can be delivered with part CPTIGS, part Council funding.

Provide Feedback

Your feedback on the strategy for delivery of the bus shelters is welcomed and can be given via the survey button below.

Please note that new locations cannot be considered in this round of the program, as this is a revised list based on the previously approved funding “in principle”. Nominations for new locations will be recorded and considered in the next round (not yet announced, but likely to be opened for submissions during the 2018/19 financial year).

Council would like to apologise for the short timeframe for consultation. A request to the NSW State Government to extend the deadline for submissions has been denied and Council must confirm locations by the end of February 2018 to avoid missing out on the grant funding.

Accordingly, feedback on the delivery of these 12 bus shelters across the city must be received by 5pm, Monday, 26 February 2018.

Shoalhaven City Council is seeking community feedback on the two-year staged delivery of 12 bus shelters across the Shoalhaven.

Background

In 2017, Council received an offer of funding from the NSW Government to provide 18 new accessible bus shelters across the City under the NSW Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme (CPTIGS).

The funding offer was limited to $10,000 per shelter and Council would have to meet all other costs associated with construction and installation, which in some cases would have been significant.

In considering the funding offer, Council resolved on 26 September 2017 only to accept the funding offer “in principle”, electing to further investigate the locations and formulate an affordable strategy in consultation with the community.

The NSW Government subsequently advised Council that in reviewing the list, there would be no guarantee of approval, and the most likely outcome would be for Council to reduce the number of shelters but selecting from the original list. The Government further advised that submissions for the next round of CPTIGS funding was due 28 February 2018 (extremely limited timeframe) and Council could also consider moving some locations to the next round.

Bus Shelter Locations

Investigations including consultation with bus operators have revealed that not all of the locations approved in principle are priority locations and that not all of these will be affordable given the requirement for Council to cover the majority of costs.

Council’s traffic unit has established an affordable strategy to deliver a reduced number of bus shelters (12 locations) over the next two financial years. Under this strategy, it is proposed that the bus shelters will be partially grant funded under the 2015/17 and 2017/19 CPTIGS funding programs and partially funded by Council.

The locations and planned delivery timeline are listed below.

Item
Location
Proposal
Funding & Financial Year
1
Stewart Place on new Island location 1 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
2
Stewart Place on new Island location 2 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
3
Stewart Place on new Island location 3 Nowra
New shelter to complete Stuart Place upgrade
2018/19 CPTIGS
4
173 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2018/19 CPTIGS
5
86 Greenwell Point Road Greenwell Point
New shelter at adjusted existing bus stop location
2018/19 CPTIGS
6
84 Tallwood Avenue Mollymook
Relocate redundant shelter to new location at existing bus stop
2018/19 COUNCIL
7
Orama Crescent, central median near Ophir Street Orient Point
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
8
Leo Drive western side before Matron Porter Drive Mollymook
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
9
Leo Drive eastern side before Matron Porter Drive Mollymook
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
10
90A Princes Hwy (adjacent IGA Service Station) Milton
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
11
109 Princes Hwy (adjacent Church) Milton
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 CPTIGS
12
32 Alma Avenue Fishermans Paradise
New shelter at existing bus stop location
2019/20 COUNCIL


The above locations are confirmed as priority locations from local bus operators, and the following should also be noted;

  • Tallwood Avenue, Mollymook is a priority location which was not on the original approved list, and would not be eligible for CPTIGS, so is proposed to be funded by Council in 2018/19 (relocating the redundant shelter on the southern side of Tallwood Avenue, to the northern side at the existing bus stop east of Jones Avenue).
  • Fisherman’s Paradise is a priority location which was not on the original approved list, and would not be eligible for CPTIGS, so is proposed to be funded by Council in 2019/20.

All other locations were on the original approved list and can be delivered with part CPTIGS, part Council funding.

Provide Feedback

Your feedback on the strategy for delivery of the bus shelters is welcomed and can be given via the survey button below.

Please note that new locations cannot be considered in this round of the program, as this is a revised list based on the previously approved funding “in principle”. Nominations for new locations will be recorded and considered in the next round (not yet announced, but likely to be opened for submissions during the 2018/19 financial year).

Council would like to apologise for the short timeframe for consultation. A request to the NSW State Government to extend the deadline for submissions has been denied and Council must confirm locations by the end of February 2018 to avoid missing out on the grant funding.

Accordingly, feedback on the delivery of these 12 bus shelters across the city must be received by 5pm, Monday, 26 February 2018.

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