Protesters out to disrupt



A NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) workshop being held in Angourie to select a preferred route option for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway will be disrupted by protesters today.

The delegation of around 30 people are angry that no environmental representative has been allowed to attend.

The value management workshop will be held over the next three days and will bring together around 40 representatives from Valley community groups.

They, together with members of the RTA, will select a preferred route for the highway upgrade from Wells Crossing to Iluka.

Protest participant Heidi Beynon said the protesters felt the environment was being left out of the equation.

"We're getting together because we feel there is no appropriate representative for the environment at the value management workshop," she said.

"So we will ask that a North Coast Environment Council person be allowed to be part of the process."

Ms Beynon said community members from all over the Clarence Valley and North Coast would be part of the delegation which would protest at the Angourie Rainforest Resort, where the workshop is being held.



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