COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS FOR COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS

Residents and business owners have been invited by State and Federal local members to attend community drop-in sessions to learn more about the Coffs Harbour bypass project.

Andrew Fraser New South Wales Member for Coffs Harbour said the drop-in sessions give the community an opportunity to have their say on the preliminary concept design for the much anticipated project.

“The preliminary concept design incorporates refinements made to the previous design, and identifies the location of possible tunnels and access points to and around the new highway,” Mr Fraser said.

“Drop-in sessions will be held at Cavanbah Centre, 191 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour on Wednesday 31 August from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 3 September from 9am to 12pm.

“The project team will be available at both drop-in sessions to discuss the project and answer questions about the progress of the project.

“There will be no formal presentations so community members can attend at any time.”

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the Coffs Harbour bypass would improve road safety, cutting down travel time, improved accessibility to the city’s Central Business District and create jobs in the region.

“The bypass is a critical infrastructure project for both the state and our region and we invite community feedback on the preliminary concept design,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

Comments are invited until September 19 and Roads and Maritime Services will consider all comments as part of the development of the environmental impact statement.

or more information about the upgrade project please contact 1800 550 621, email CoffsHarbourBypass@rms.nsw.gov.au or visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/

 Media Contacts

For Mr Fraser:                                                                                               6652 6500

For Mr Hartsuyker:                           Nikki Voss                                          0408 070 056

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