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Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed more good news in the 2022/23 budget with a significant road project receiving a significant funding boost.

The Goonoo Goonoo Road duplication between Jack Smyth Drive and Calala Lane has been allocated an additional $7.693 million to ensure the project moves through the final stages of planning and on to preconstruction.

“The 2022/23 NSW budget keeps delivering for our people with one of our most critical road projects receiving a significant funding injection to move it along,” Mr Anderson said.

“Goonoo Goonoo Road is the gateway to our city. It’s the first thing people see coming into Tamworth and first impressions count.

“It’s important that we keep beautifying our city while ensuring we support the freight industry who rely on Tamworth as a base of operations and as a key link North, South and West.

“Our city’s southern border is also the hub for our many of city’s entertainment, equine and sporting facilities so it is important that we have a good 2-lane road that facilitates easy travel out for the thousands of visitors who come to Tamworth to take advantage of our world class facilities.

“Many in our community have been involved in providing feedback and helping to design the road with more than 250 locals providing feedback throughout the consultation processes last year.

“This new funding injection will finalise the planning for the road, which includes extensive traffic modelling and hydrological studies, and moves the project on to the pre-construction phase.

“Thank you to everyone in our community who has been a part of helping to build this road. I look forward to seeing work progress as we move towards construction.”

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