Community celebration to signal completion of Batemans Bay Bridge works


A community celebration will be held next weekend to mark the completion works to replace the Batemans Bay Bridge and rejuvenate the northern and southern foreshores. 

Parliament Secretary for South Coast Shelley Hancock said there will be plenty to see and get involved in, including a free sausage sizzle and interactive displays on maritime and road safety on Saturday 20 August from 11am to 1pm. 

“This project was a major investment from the NSW Government into Batemans Bay, delivering infrastructure that will make a difference to the daily lives of those in the local community,” Ms Hancock said. 

“We would like to thank the community for their patience during the construction of the project and for sharing the vision of a more connected, efficient, and safer Batemans Bay. 

“After having to postpone the event in July due to severe weather warnings, we are pleased to be able to invite the community to join the project team on the foreshore to celebrate the completion of the project.” 

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the $274 million investment has built stronger and more efficient connections for the Batemans Bay community. 

“Since 2011, we have been transforming travel from the Illawarra to the South Coast with upgrades to the Princes Highway like the Albion Park Bypass and Gerringong Bypass, and the Berry to Bomaderry improvements.

“Delivering these upgrades will reduce travel times and strengthen the supply chain network in our state – it’s how the NSW Government is securing a brighter future for NSW families.”

Transport for NSW will host a community event and be on site to answer questions about future Princes Highway. 

Major work started in early 2019 and the new bridge opened to traffic in March 2021. 

Removal of the existing bridge and improvements to the foreshore are now complete. 

More information can be found on the project webpage at