NEWELL HIGHWAY UPGRADE SPEEDS UP SOUTH OF BOGGABILLA

NEWELL HIGHWAY UPGRADE SPEEDS UP SOUTH OF BOGGABILLA

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall alongside the Newell Highway.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

 

PLANNING is progressing for a major upgrade of a 28-kilometre section of the Newell Highway, between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla, with the submissions report now online.

 

This report collates responses to the earlier submission period – helping government deliver this major infrastructure upgrade with minimal disruption to community or environment.

 

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the move to a new and wider road pavement was picking up pace.

 

“With this report complete, I hope to see construction begin soon for this important upgrade,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“28km of road pavement will be upgraded, to ensure it continues to meet the growing demand for freight along the Newell Highway. It will be better able to deal with floods, improve safety for road users and reduce travel times from Boggabilla to Moree.”

 

Australian and NSW governments allocated $100million for the upgrade to improve safety and freight efficiency. The project is an essential part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Newell Highway upgrade program.

 

“As well as new road pavement, the project will include 3.5 metre wide lanes in each direction, intersection improvements, widening of road shoulders and provision of two new overtaking lanes,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“I thank the community for their interest in the REF period, with four submissions sent in before it closed on March 28.”

 

Mr Marshall said key issues raised and responded to in the report included property access intersections, road building material supply, concerns with the condition of the road surface outside of the project area and water licensing requirements.

 

“All submissions received were carefully considered and no additional environmental assessments are required as the proposal meets the projects objectives while minimising and mitigating environmental impacts and community issues,” Mr Marshall said.

 

You can now view the submissions report at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/munglebackcreek

 

 

Recent Articles

EMERGENCY BUSHFIRE FODDER DROP AT GLEN INNES SHOWGROUND

14th November 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019 NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced an emergency fodder drop... Read More

HISTORY MADE FOR FARMERS: RIGHT TO FARM LAW PASSES PARLIAMENT

13th November 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 THE strongest protections for the State’s farmers and farming families will be enshrined in law after... Read More

ANZAC SCHOLARSHIP SENDING URALLA & BUNDARRA STUDENTS OVERSEAS

13th November 2019

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Bundarra Central School Principal Jennifer Cox are excited about the school’s inclusion in... Read More