Feedback wanted on route options for Pacific Hwy upgrade
AN ENDANGERED species has seen four new route options for the $780 million Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade of the Pacific Hwy.
Roads and Maritime Services investigated four new route options after an endangered native species, the grey-headed flying fox, established a camp in 2011 on the previously approved highway route.
"The community is invited to give feedback to several options investigated which aim to minimise impact on the established flying fox camp," a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
Community members have a month to give feedback on the proposed routes.
Roads and Maritime will host an information display to answer questions and take feedback from 3pm to 7pm on Monday at Warrell Creek Community Hall on Albert Street.
"A display will also be online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pacific from Monday morning.
Displays will also be in place until mid October at Nambucca Shire Council, Nambucca and Macksville regional libraries, Nambucca motor registry and the Roads and Maritime Pacific Hwy office on Prince Street at Grafton.
"Results from a workshop held in July this year with representatives from various government agencies including Roads and Maritime and independent environmental advisers will also form part of the display," the RMS spokesperson said.
"The workshop identified Option D as a possible preferred new choice for the jointly funded upgrade."
Submissions received from the community will be considered before a preferred option is selected.
The 20km Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade forms part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga proposal.