Conceptual design released for ‘Gateway Statement’ at new $1.5 million Tanilba Bay Roundabout Port Stephens Port Stephens News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 28, 2021 Preliminary work on the roundabout. PORT Stephens Council has decided on a conceptual design for a ‘Gateway Statement’ at the new $1.5 million Tanilba Bay roundabout. Councillor Steve Tucker said that there were several factors influencing their decision. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email us – [email protected] “The main factor is safety. “Drivers must be able to see across the structure to take note of cars entering and exiting the various lane options,” he said. “Council has already planted some ground hugging vegetation which will not grow tall and restrict vision,” he added. “The heavy duty vertical posts which have been hammered in give see-through vision and will be shaped in an ascending vertical spiral,” he said. Mr Tucker said the roundabout will be a “showpiece for the town when the Avenue of the Allies’ $3million makeover is complete”. “Already, the cycleway is more or less done and the kerbing, drainage and tar sealing will follow. “It certainly will be an engaging sight for visitors and prospective real estate buyers,” he noted. By Geoff WALKER The conceptual design.