Mayor sees red in Bay traffic light plan

The Mayor has halted a plan to install new traffic lights in Batemans Bay CBD following criticism from the public.

Councillors will decide next week whether they should defer the controversial project to install traffic lights at the intersection of Perry and North Streets in Batemans Bay, following outcries from the community.

Mayor Lindsay Brown has proposed in next week’s meeting agenda that council defer the project to allow more consultation.

In his report, Cr Brown said there had been “considerable arguments” for and against the traffic light proposal.

“…it would appear that the community remains unconvinced as to the benefits of such lights or their necessity at this stage.

“To avoid this issue becoming a negative campaign against the proposal, I am proposing we defer the matter…”

He’s also suggested council meet with Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce, Roads and Maritime Services and Bega MP Andrew Constance to examine the plans and options.

The deferral will be put to council on Tuesday.

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