South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc (SEATS) Meeting held inBatemans Bay, NSW.
Eurobodalla Shire Council has been a long time member of SEATS and a great supporter of the workSEATS undertakes in identifying and advocating for vital projects to improve transport infrastructure,stimulate economic development and promote prosperity across this rapidly growing region.
The 2 day meeting and dinner was attended by over 35 delegates/members and guests from NSWand Victoria who enjoyed the presentations, discussions and the tour of important Council Projectsincluding South Batemans Bay Link Road, Moruya Airport and MacKay Park Precinct.SEATS was also delighted in the attendance of the Hon. Ann Sudmalis MP – Federal Member forGilmour at the Dinner where she spoke about her very busy schedule including Chairing the “Black-Spot Funding Committee, a subject of vital interest to SEATS members and delegates. Other presentations included:
- • Mr David McTiernan, Team Leader-Road Safety and Traffic Management, from AustralianRoad Research Board who spoke about “Safe System Approach”
- • Sarah Cooper from ESC Economic Development.
- • Andrew Greenway- Moruya Airport
- • Mr Ben Ralston, Aust Oyster Coast, 5th generation Clyde River Oyster grower
- • Cr Anthony Mayne, ESC Deputy Mayor lead a workshop on the development of the SEATS“Strategic Statement”.
During the course of the meeting reports were received from Transport For Victoria, VicRoads andRenae Elrington, Regional Manager RMS Southern NSW. Reports and requests for support were alsoreceived from delegates and members outlining developments and the progress of priority projectsfrom Wollongong to Melbourne along the South East Region of NSW and Victoria.
SEATS Executive Officer John Duscher said, “The meeting was again very enjoyable, informative,productive and very engaging. SEATS always looks forward to the opportunity of networking with ourmembers and industry leaders”
“SEATS continues to build and strengthen our relationship with our network partners in challengingtimes and are encouraged with the progress on vital projects across our Region. The Gippsland RailNeeds Study was endorsed at this meeting and the work done by the Gippsland Regional RoadsGroup, representing all six Gippsland Shires, will be presented at the next SEATS meeting to be heldin the Wellington Shire in Victoria in August,” Mr Duscher said.