The Bass Point Tourist Road update is now complete.
The 850 metres-long road upgrade has significantly improved the overall road quality and safety. The work includes road reconstruction including kerb and gutter, line marking, a new stormwater network, lighting, traffic calming devices, signage and landscaping, as well as placement of boulders and log fences to manage reserve access.
The road upgrade has finished at the boarder of Council and State Heritage-listed Crown Land, the entry to Bass Point Reserve.
Bass Point Reserve and the surrounding shoreline are areas of high environmental and archeological sensitivity, containing undisturbed rainforest and significant cultural heritage sites which any excavations would likely impact. The renewal of the road in this Reserve would result in a lengthy consultation period and while Council is preparing to commence this process, it may take a minimum of two years due to the land sensitivity.
About the project
Shellharbour City Council has started work on a major upgrade of Bass Point Tourist Road, Shell Cove.
Bass Point Tourist Road leads to the popular tourist destination Bass Point Reserve, well known for its heritage significance and diverse marine habitat.