NEW OVERPASS STEERING COMMITTEE TO MEET TOMORROW

 

A special steering committee that will bring a cohesive approach to building the new Gunnedah Overpass will meet tomorrow, just two weeks after Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Roads Minister Duncan Gay called for the group to be established.

 

Mr Anderson said this group will play an important role in making sure that all stakeholders have to necessary relevant information.

 

“The Gunnedah Overpass is an important project, not just to the residents of Gunnedah, but to people all over NSW which is why I wanted to see this steering committee meet as soon as possible.

 

“What was clear from meeting with Minister Gay and Gunnedah Council was that communication between RMS and the Council needed to improve so I think this steering committee will go a long way to addressing that.

 

“Make no mistake; we are committed to this project. We have had some unexpected additions to the overpass which have caused delays and there is no denying that, but we are now in a position to push forward and deliver the overpass like we said we would.”

 

The steering committee will consist of representatives from Gunnedah Council, Roads and Maritime Services as well as Transport for NSW.

 

Mr Anderson said ensuring the relationship between the three organisations remains productive will be key to the project’s success.

 

“The second Gunnedah Overpass is more than just a bridge and some road works; we’re building a stronger Gunnedah for the future. By improving local traffic movements and removing freight pinch points we can increase productivity which ultimately builds a stronger economy.”

 

Mr Anderson said he will continue to update the community on the progress of the project.

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