NSW Government supports ANZAC commemoration on Tourist Drive 8

25 February 2016

NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ANZAC COMMEMORATION ON TOURIST DRIVE 8

The Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced the NSW Government is supporting an ANZAC commemoration project on Tourist Drive 8 between Wingham and Wauchope.

“The NSW Government is providing $2 million for a package of work after the Water Veterans Remembrance Drive Association submitted a road improvement strategy to Roads and Maritime Services,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Roads and Maritime reviewed the strategy and will work with Greater Taree City Council and Port Macquarie Hastings Council, to agree on a program of work to improve and replace three small timber bridges on Tourist Drive 8, near the Bulga State Forest.

“The proposed work includes upgrading intersections and junctions, widening tight curves, replacing old guardrails, removing vegetation to improve sight distance and improving signposting at major intersections.”

Mr Bromhead said this work will improve road safety for motorists travelling towards Ellenborough Falls, located on the Bulga Plateau at Elands, which is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere, at 200 metres high.

“The falls are an hour’s drive north-west of Taree, on Tourist Drive 8 and are a spectacular site,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Roads and Maritime will administer the Regional Road Fund grant to councils under the $6 billion Rebuilding NSW commitment, to improving regional infrastructure throughout the state.”

ENDS

For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373

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