Tucabia residents met this week to have their say on the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway.
Tucabia residents met this week to have their say on the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway.

Highway upgrade a hot topic at Tucabia



TUCABIA residents have been urged to voice their concerns regarding the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway.

At a meeting in Tucabia on Tuesday night, members of the Tucabia Community Liaison Group (CLG) met with residents to pass on information regarding the upgrade and to hear residents' concerns about the project.

Tucabia CLG member Dr Sarah Dunlop said the information evening was also an opportunity for the CLG to make residents aware of the need for them to pass on their concerns regarding the upgrade to the Roads and Traffic Authority and its Pacific Highway upgrade consultants, SKM.

"We've all experienced neighbours raising concerns with us, yet we know that very few of those concerns have been raised with the RTA's consultants, SKM," she said.

"We are encouraging people to contact SKM because when people contact them, SKM have to log all the calls and log all the emails."

Dr Dunlop said it was important for residents to make their feelings known immediately.

"In a way we were trying to stir people up and say if you are worried about this, don't leave it till it is too late," she said.

Dr Dunlop said other issues raised at the meeting included what role the CLG should play ? whether it should be a lobby group, or just a conduit for information between the RTA and residents.

Dr Dunlop said another key issue was whether the highway should go through national parks and state forests, or through pri- vate land.



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