Back to the drawing board for Clarence Pacific Highway upgrade asphalt plant temporary asphalt batch plant

19 July 2018

A community meeting to discuss a proposed temporary batch plant near Woombah has yielded results, with Roads and Maritime Services agreeing to reinvestigate three previous locations and also investigating other possible locations, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“Roads and Maritime normally does community consultation pretty well but this time they kind of dropped the ball, so it is back to the drawing board,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Information from the review and details of the preferred site will be provided to the community for further feedback, with further community sessions around the end of this month and another extension of community consultation until Friday 10 August.”

The project team needs up to 50,000 tonnes of asphalt to build the new road between the Maclean interchange and Iluka Road turn-off. For that they need to build a a temporary asphalt batch plant near the roadworks.

Feedback on the proposal can be submitted by email to, by post to Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade, Att: Communications, PO Box 546 Grafton NSW 2460 or by calling 1800 778 900 (toll free).

More information on the proposal is available at

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade will open to traffic by 2020.

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