Benefit night of film



THE route of the Pacific Highway upgrade through the Clarence Valley may not have been announced yet, but community groups continue to rally against a road in their area.

However, the latest protest is not in the shape of a march or public meeting ? it is the screening of a film in Yamba tonight.

The film, 'Bypassed', will be shown at the Yamba Golf and Country Club at 7pm.

'Bypassed' was directed by Magali McDuffie and explores the environmental, cultural and community implications of the controversial Tugun C4 motorway.

Ms McDuffie said she hoped the film, presented tonight by the Pacific Highway Alliance, would open people's eyes.

"I hope my film makes the community aware of the issues at stake if a motorway goes ahead and what that means for the whole coastline," she said.

Tickets to the film are $5 and will be available from 6:30pm.

nMeanwhile, the Greens have slammed the State Government's inaction on the Pacific Highway upgrade.

"The Pacific Highway has once again slipped down the list of Government priorities to languish behind the big city," said Greens MP Ian Cohen.

"It appears the Iemma Government can't handle rectifying two roads at once, which makes me fear for the safety of North COast drivers."



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