TIME TO START WORK ON MAJOR ROAD UPGRADES
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on the NSW Labor government to commence work on two significant road projects in the Tamworth electorate.
The duplication of Goonoo Goonoo Road and safety upgrades to Port Stephens Cutting remain top priorities when it comes to road safety in our region.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said he had received confirmation that the projects would continue despite hundreds of major road upgrades in the state being placed on hold or under review.
“The Goonoo Goonoo Road and Port Stephens Cutting Road projects are critical to the regional growth and economic development of the Tamworth electorate,” Mr Anderson said.
“That’s why, under the former Coalition Government, I fought hard to secure the funding to get the projects locked in.
“Under Labor, road projects across the state have been cancelled, cut, and delayed and I did not want to see that happen to Goonoo Goonoo Road and Port Stephens Cutting, which is why I continued advocating hard to ensure these projects were retained as part of the government’s reviews.
“I have received confirmation from the Regional Roads Minister that both projects are continuing, and the agreed 80-20 funding split between Federal and State Governments has been confirmed.
“This is great news because it means the millions of dollars allocated by the former Commonwealth and State Government’s is on the table, ready to build the roads.
“The time for reviews and delays is over. It’s time to get on with the job, and I’ve asked questions of the Minister seeking updated timelines for delivery.
“Port Stephens Cutting and Goonoo Goonoo Road are critical to the future of our region, and I’ll continue fighting until the last of the bitumen is poured and the lines are marked.
“I’m continuing to deliver the projects that are critical to the Tamworth electorate like the brand new Tamworth Ambulance Station, Rangari Road upgrade, Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment, a better Banksia Mental Health Unit, the Manilla Viaduct and more.”