Hyams Beach - Short and Long Term Options

Shoalhaven City Council has been working with the Hyams Beach Village Association Community Consultative Body (HBVA CCB) and other community and business representatives on options to improve the impacts of high traffic and visitor numbers to Hyams Beach during peak times.

Council is now seeking community feedback on a variety of short and long term options.

If you wish to register your interest to receive updates on this project - please click on the "Stay Informed" button found on this page.


Why is Council focusing on Hyams Beach Village?

Significant volumes of tourists visit Hyams Beach to enjoy the white sands of Jervis Bay and the village's natural bush setting.

The only vehicular access to the village is via Booderee Avenue, a small two-lane, two-way road. Booderee Avenue intersects Naval College Road, an arterial road which links Hyams Beach to other towns and villages in the Bay and Basin area.

The high volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Booderee Avenue and Naval College Road during peak times present a safety risk to residents and visitors. As Hyams Beach was never designed to be a high traffic area, there are a number of upgrades to parking and footpaths under consideration that are critical to keeping residents and visitors safe now and into the future. Further details can be found in the Council reports located in the Document Library on this page.

The options are being considered because Council has a duty to ensure that all community members are safe, and visitors have a great experience in the Shoalhaven region.

Of critical importance is ensuring access by emergency services during peak visitation times in the event of an emergency.


Why short term and long term options?

Council is considering various short and long term options aimed at improving the safety and experience of local residents and visitors.

The short term options are considered critical to ensuring public safety and access to the village.

The long term options are still a high priority, but may take longer to investigate and implement due to planning, budget implications, environmental impacts or other factors. The long term options are recognised to have significantly higher cost and planning associated with them and would require funding assistance from the State and Federal Governments.

Council is committed to exploring long term solutions for Hyams Beach and other heavily visited areas in the wider Shoalhaven.


Proposed Options for Hyams Beach

View the below map to see the short and long term options being considered for Hyams Beach. Click on the map to view the map in higher resolution - please note that the map will open in a new tab as a PDF document.

The below survey asks specific questions regarding the options proposed on the map. It is recommended that you have the map open in a different tab/screen for easy reference while answering the survey questions.



What's the plan for the rest of the region?

Council has engaged a full-time Project Officer to help manage tourism infrastructure challenges right across the region. Whilst Hyams Beach was identified as a priority, Council will be actively working on addressing other identified hot spots, like Bendalong over Christmas, as well as investigating long term solutions to tourism infrastructure needs throughout the region over the next 12 months and actively seeking grant funding opportunities in order to see them progress to implementation.


Shoalhaven City Council has been working with the Hyams Beach Village Association Community Consultative Body (HBVA CCB) and other community and business representatives on options to improve the impacts of high traffic and visitor numbers to Hyams Beach during peak times.

Council is now seeking community feedback on a variety of short and long term options.

If you wish to register your interest to receive updates on this project - please click on the "Stay Informed" button found on this page.


Why is Council focusing on Hyams Beach Village?

Significant volumes of tourists visit Hyams Beach to enjoy the white sands of Jervis Bay and the village's natural bush setting.

The only vehicular access to the village is via Booderee Avenue, a small two-lane, two-way road. Booderee Avenue intersects Naval College Road, an arterial road which links Hyams Beach to other towns and villages in the Bay and Basin area.

The high volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Booderee Avenue and Naval College Road during peak times present a safety risk to residents and visitors. As Hyams Beach was never designed to be a high traffic area, there are a number of upgrades to parking and footpaths under consideration that are critical to keeping residents and visitors safe now and into the future. Further details can be found in the Council reports located in the Document Library on this page.

The options are being considered because Council has a duty to ensure that all community members are safe, and visitors have a great experience in the Shoalhaven region.

Of critical importance is ensuring access by emergency services during peak visitation times in the event of an emergency.


Why short term and long term options?

Council is considering various short and long term options aimed at improving the safety and experience of local residents and visitors.

The short term options are considered critical to ensuring public safety and access to the village.

The long term options are still a high priority, but may take longer to investigate and implement due to planning, budget implications, environmental impacts or other factors. The long term options are recognised to have significantly higher cost and planning associated with them and would require funding assistance from the State and Federal Governments.

Council is committed to exploring long term solutions for Hyams Beach and other heavily visited areas in the wider Shoalhaven.


Proposed Options for Hyams Beach

View the below map to see the short and long term options being considered for Hyams Beach. Click on the map to view the map in higher resolution - please note that the map will open in a new tab as a PDF document.

The below survey asks specific questions regarding the options proposed on the map. It is recommended that you have the map open in a different tab/screen for easy reference while answering the survey questions.



What's the plan for the rest of the region?

Council has engaged a full-time Project Officer to help manage tourism infrastructure challenges right across the region. Whilst Hyams Beach was identified as a priority, Council will be actively working on addressing other identified hot spots, like Bendalong over Christmas, as well as investigating long term solutions to tourism infrastructure needs throughout the region over the next 12 months and actively seeking grant funding opportunities in order to see them progress to implementation.


  • Project Update

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    19 October 2018

    Thank you for taking an interest in the Hyams Beach - Short and Long Term Options project page.
    In consultation with the Hyams Beach Villages Association (HBVA) Community Consultative Body, the project page and survey were published on the Friday prior to the HBVA’s Annual General Meeting, held on Saturday, 6 October 2018. The page was published at this time to enable discussion of the consultation to take place at the meeting, with the promise of further information to come.

    Additional information has been added to the page since publishing, including a timeline, document library and news...

    19 October 2018

    Thank you for taking an interest in the Hyams Beach - Short and Long Term Options project page.
    In consultation with the Hyams Beach Villages Association (HBVA) Community Consultative Body, the project page and survey were published on the Friday prior to the HBVA’s Annual General Meeting, held on Saturday, 6 October 2018. The page was published at this time to enable discussion of the consultation to take place at the meeting, with the promise of further information to come.

    Additional information has been added to the page since publishing, including a timeline, document library and news feed.

    Timeline
    • The timeline demonstrates the events and actions leading to the current community consultation, and indicates the progression of the project. Additional components will be added as the project progresses.
    Document Library
    • The document library contains important documents relating to the project history, and currently includes various reports to Council, Council resolutions, Stakeholder Meeting minutes and Working Group notes.
    News Feed
    • The news feed will be updated during the course of the project to inform interested community members of any new information or updates. If you are subscribed to the project page (via the Stay Informed button) you will receive notification each time an item is added to the News Feed.

    If you have not yet subscribed for project updates, be sure to register your interest via the "Stay Informed" button on the project page.