Shelley Hancock helps find funds for Moona Moona Creek pedestrian bridge

SAFETY FIRST: The old bridge over Moona Moona Creek. A new pedestrian bridge would be a lot safer. Photo: Google Maps
SAFETY FIRST: The old bridge over Moona Moona Creek. A new pedestrian bridge would be a lot safer. Photo: Google Maps

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock has backed Shoalhaven City Council’s push for a new pedestrian bridge over Moona Moona Creek.

Mrs Hancock said her support for the construction of the new Moona Moona Creek pedestrian bridge has been ongoing, and long shared by the NSW Government.

“The NSW Government has been supportive of this important project for years providing Shoalhaven City Council with $50,000 in funding to undertake the concept design and develop initial plans,” she said.

Mrs Hancock said a new pedestrian bridge would improve safety and enhance the experience of tourists.

Councillors have expressed concerns about the risks taken by children jumping off the bridge into shallow water.

“The construction of this 50-metre shared pathway bridge, including viewing platforms and vital safety improvements is essential,” she said

Mrs Hancock wrote to the new Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey last month informing her of the project and asking for her help in identifying funding options.

Mrs Hancock said she would work with Shoalhaven City Council on its application for funding to the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund and make representations on their behalf to the Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair.