ANZAC commemoration project on Remembrance Drive underway
12 July 2016
MEMBER for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has welcomed the commencement of a special ANZAC commemoration project.
Mr Bromhead today announced road safety improvement work started last week along Remembrance Drive, between Wingham and Wauchope, as part of the commemoration project.
“The NSW Government funded $2 million for road safety work along Bulga, Colling and Comboyne roads, near the Bulga State Forest,” Mr Bromhead said.
“Mid-Coast Council is delivering the work which includes upgrading intersections and junctions, widening tight curves, replacing old guard rails, removing vegetation to improve sight distance and improving signposting at major intersections.
“Work also includes replacing a single lane timber bridge and refurbishing two other timber bridges.”
Mr Bromhead said Remembrance Drive forms part of the 99 kilometre Tourist Drive 8 between Taree and continues onto the Oxley Highway to the Pacific Highway near Port Macquarie.
“This work will improve road safety for motorists travelling toward the 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 Myall Lakes MP said.
“The Ellenborough Falls which are an hour’s drive north-west of Taree on Tourist Drive 8 are a spectacular site and a popular tourist destination.
“The package of work was developed for the important tourist route after the War Veterans Remembrance Drive Association provided Roads and Maritime with a Road Improvement Strategy, detailing proposed safety improvements.”
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience during these road safety improvements.
For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373.
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