29 July 2019
The Hyams Beach - Peak Tourist Period Management - Progress Update was reported to Council's Strategy and Assets Committee Meeting on 23 July 2019. It was resolved at this meeting that:
a. Take all necessary steps to introduce paid parking and in the interim consider establishing a park and ride scheme.
b. Explore all funding opportunities, including the outcomes of the Restart NSW Environment and Tourism fund, to establish a footpath along Booderee Avenue and parking along Naval College Road.
2. Council note that given the complexity and expertise required to progress the following “long-term solutions”, separate reports to future Strategy & Assets meetings are being prepared, and that the outcomes of deliberations on those further reports will be consolidated into the Draft Hyams Beach Access and Management Master Plan:
a. Options for traffic management long term: Feasibility, funding and installation of a permanent roundabout to ease traffic congestion and control access into Hyams Beach at peak holiday times.
b. Illegal Camping and installation of a gate at Seamans Beach carpark: Installation of a gate on Seamans Beach carpark with associated options and costings, including locking toilets, additional disabled parking and additional line-marking.
c. Funding opportunities: Outcomes of the Restart NSW Environment and Tourism fund.
d. Smart Technology: EOI process to identify potential Smart Technology solutions to challenges faced in Hyams Beach peak tourist periods.
e. Additional parking in the village: There is mixed feedback about carparking and various options that have been discussed.
f. Amenities: Planned upgrades, timeframes and additional opportunities for improvements.
g. Footpaths and pedestrian access around the village: options and associated costs.
h. Community Hall: Community requests for access to the hall, identified challenges and associated costs.
3. Council note that ultimately the Draft Hyams Beach Access and Management Master Plan will be presented to Council for adoption following a formal public consultation process.
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