PAVING THE WAY – ANDERSON COMMITS TO MAJOR ROAD UPGRADES

Duplicating the 1.5 kilometre stretch of Goonoo Goonoo Road, a sealed and safer Rangari Road and upgrading Werris Creek Road are the roads the Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has pledged to deliver if re-elected on March 23.

Mr Anderson made the election commitments at the launch of his Tamworth campaign office, binding the announcements with ‘money in the bank’ obligation.

“I’ve been working hard on these projects on behalf of our community and I want to ensure that these roads get the attention they deserve.

“$3m will be allocated to planning the final stretch of Goonoo Goonoo road within the city limits. We started the ball rolling with $152,000 in design funding I announced in early December, so this further funding of $3m will really get the ball rolling and make this project a reality.

“As the city grows this stretch of road becomes more of a problem, that’s why we’ve got to fix it.

“Rangari Road has always been right at the top of my list of priorities. It’s an important link between Manilla and Boggabri not only for people travelling to work but also for trucks and farm machinery.

“This project took a major step forward in early July with Tamworth and Gunnedah Councils committing to work together. I am looking forward to seeing it progress.

“$10m will be allocated to Werris Creek Road to upgrade the sections around Duri. This road carries a lot traffic, and is an important freight and tourist route, linking the towns of Currabubula and Werris creek.  

“Safer roads have always been at the top of my list with more than $15 million upgrading Manilla road, $20 million on the Tamworth to Gunnedah road, $8M for a new Tangaratta Bridge, $10.3M for upgrading Thunderbolts Way, $1.6M upgrading Bowlers Lane, $2.7M for Garoo Road, $7.4M for the Freight Intermodal and $1.5M for Appleby Lane.

I look forward to delivering the upgrades of Goonoo Goonoo Road, Rangari Road and Werris Creek Road if re-elected as the Member for Tamworth,” Mr Anderson concluded.

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