Corlette road condition causing community angst

The area which has undergone failed repairs will now be subject to geotechnical investigations which will form the basis of future repairs.

TOMAREE Peninsula road users have expressed frustration at Port Stephens Council’s failure to effectively repair the intersection of Sandy Point Road and Pantawara Road, Corlette.

Long term Port Stephens resident and past Port Stephens Councillor Brian Watson-Will said, “Council’s engineers don’t even live here on the Peninsula and are building and reconstructing roads very few and only local residents drive on.”

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Mr Watson-Will believes the focus of road repairs should be on those most heavily used and has been frustrated by Council’s slow response.

“Our major arterial roads on the Peninsula are the busiest and most important ones.”

John Maretich, Port Stephens Council’s Assets Section Manager told News Of The Area, “Council is aware of pavement damage arising from groundwater and subgrade movement in the Corlette area.

“Pantowora Street and Sandy Point Road, Corlette have been inspected by Council and will be kept serviceable until detailed works can be undertaken.

“Geotechnical investigations are planned and expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

“The findings of the geotechnical report will form the basis of the remediation solution, with future implementation scheduled.

“Like other NSW councils, roads continue to be a priority for Port Stephens and the community.

“We’re still advocating for funding to assist us in upgrading and maintaining our road network.”


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