Four community group and two community representatives have resigned from the Burrill Lake Co- Design Committee (BLCC).
"Committee members resigned because all of Transport for NSW options for the highway upgrade through Burrill Lake are unacceptable and disastrous for the communities of Burrill Lake, Dolphin Point and Kings Point," a spokesperson for the group said.
"This destruction will include social, cultural, livability and environmental amenity. Any statements to the contrary are false.
"All options put to the committee by Transport for NSW are not sanctioned by a majority of the former members of the BLCC."
The members who resigned are Ian Carroll - President - Burrill Lake Community Association, David Swarts - Chairperson -Tabourie Lake Ratepayers and Residents Association, Barrie Wilford - Milton Ulladulla Historical Society, Paul Mitchell - Ulladulla and Districts Community Forum, Kirra Dowling - Burrill Lake resident and Ronald Cox - Burrill Lake resident.
Resignations occurred immediately before and during the last meeting of the BLCC held on Tuesday November 23.
They were unhappy with the process.
"Options proposed by the committee were dismissed by Transport for NSW," the spokesperson said
"We believe that Milton and Ulladulla need to be bypassed. We believe that Burrill Lake, Kings Point, Dolphin Point and Tabourie must also be bypassed.
"We believe that the four lane upgrade of the Princes Highway should not pass through the middle of the villages of Burrill Lake and Tabourie.
"The Milton Ulladulla Bypass and the Princes highway upgrade should be seen as one integrated project. Transport for NSW has failed to make this clear to the public.
"The driver for the destruction that the highway upgrade will bring to Burrill and Tabourie is the Milton Ulladulla Bypass exit at Canberra Crescent
"We request Transport for NSW revisits the Milton Ulladulla Bypass corridor and /or community options."
The Burrill Lake Community Co-design Committee is an independent group of community stakeholders, residents, and Shoalhaven City Council and Transport representatives.
Committee members were asked for their ideas and to assist in selecting an option for the future Princes Highway at Burrill Lake, including the southern connections of the Milton Ulladulla bypass.
Meanwhile, Transport for NSW will continue on with its planning
"Transport respects the decision of some committee members to resign and we remain committed to continuing the co-design committee's work and Transport's engagement with the wider community to achieve a positive outcome," a Transport for NSW spokesperson said
"Our goal is to balance the needs of all transport users alongside the qualities and amenities that make Burrill Lake so special to locals, and so appealing and accessible for visitors.
"Minutes from all meetings, along with outcomes of the committee's work, will be made publicly available online via the project page at nswroads.work/bl2bb.
"Transport has made no final decision on an option through Burrill Lake."
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