The controversial Station Street project has been canned.
Acting general manager Les McMahon announced that the project would not go ahead at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday, May 12.
Mr McMahon was charged to report on whether the Station Street upgrade project should continue.
"The project was commissioned following an investigation into further traffic movements in the Bowral traffic and transport strategy in 2012," he said.
"A successful grant of $7.5 million was secured via Restart NSW in 2015. The council then undertook design and construction work in 2017.
"With a full reconstruction of construction documentation, the estimated project cost is $36 million. The council has only approved $18.6 million for the project.
"It is recommended that the Station Street upgrade project not go ahead due to insufficient funding and time constraints.
"A further report will present to the council regarding the road paving, parking and streetscape improvements."
Administrator Viv May said the council was getting to the bottom of Station Street.
"I think the reality is that the shackles are off," he said.
"I don't necessarily agree with everything Mr McMahon has said. It is my view that you could build a six lane highway down Station Street and it would make no impact at all on Bong Bong Street.
"Having said that, obviously in the future something will have to be done. If we were ordering priorities, the Moss Vale bypass would be a higher priority but that is something I will be leaving to the incoming council."
Mr May amended the recommendation to include an opportunity to meet with the member of Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith to renegotiate with Transport NSW to have the $7.5 million relocated to other significant road works in the shire.
The Station Street Project was designed to upgrade a one-kilometre section of the road between Bundaroo and Bowral Streets to improve traffic flow in and around the town centre.
It also meant the controversial removal of the pin oak trees that line Station Street.
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