Options for Gunnedah’s second rail overpass

15 May 2013

Three options announced for Gunnedah’s second rail overpass

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging the community to comment on the shortlist of three options for a new road bridge over the rail line near the New Street level crossing in Gunnedah.

“Gunnedah needs a new bridge over the rail line to meet existing and future traffic demands,” Mr Anderson said.

“We are committed to ensuring the interests of the Gunnedah community and other industry groups are considered in the selection of a preferred option.

“Route options include the one in place of the existing New Street level crossing and two arching west around the Gunnedah Maize Mill.

“This is a great opportunity for the Gunnedah community to provide input on the three preliminary options at community drop-in sessions being held in Gunnedah on 22 May.
The sessions are a great opportunity to learn more about the upgrade selection process, current route options and to provide feedback.

“The project team will be available to discuss the options, answer questions and receive input at the drop in sessions,” Mr Anderson said.

Community drop in sessions will be held at Gunnedah Town Hall, Conadilly Street on

Wednesday 22 May. Session one will be held from 11am to 2pm and session two from 4pm to 7pm.

Project information including maps outlining the three preliminary options and feedback forms will be on display at the following locations from 22 May:

  • Gunnedah Shire Council at 63 Elgin Street
  • Gunnedah Shire Library at 291 Conadilly Street
  • Gunnedah Motor Registry at 387 Conadilly Street

Information is now available on the Roads and Maritime Services website www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

“All stakeholder and community feedback is considered in the selection process and will be collated and included in the preliminary options report expected to be released later this year,” Mr Anderson said.

The $16 million project is being funded by the NSW Government.

MEDIA: Kevin Anderson 0418 493 867

View the media release

Three options announced for Gunnedah’s second rail overpass (PDF)

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