The Richmond Valley Council has chosen not to merge with neighboring councils
The Richmond Valley Council has chosen not to merge with neighboring councils

Lobby group in renewed push for road safety



'The Pacific Highway is the priority and our message to Joe Tripodi and the State Government is to fix it as fast as possible.'

Ernie Bennett

NEW SOUTH WALES Roads Minister Joe Tripodi will travel to the North Coast next week to discuss funding of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

Mr Tripodi will meet with Port Macquarie MP Rob Oakshot, Northern Rivers Regional Organisation of Councils (NOROC) president Ernie Bennett, Coffs Harbour mayor Keith Richards and NRMA president Alan Evans to discuss the funding.

Cr Bennett said councils were united in their desire for an upgrade of the highway.

"The urgent need is to fix the Pacific Highway ? any delay or diversion of funds will simply continue to subject hundreds of thousands of local residents to further danger," he said.

"The Pacific Highway is the priority and our message to Joe Tripodi and the State Government is to fix it as fast as possible."



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