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Nambucca Heads gets road safety upgrade

Media Release


08 December 2015

Joint release with:

Luke Hartsuyker

Member for Cowper

Landslips on to Riverside Drive at Nambucca Heads will be a thing of the past with the completion of the initial works on a $5 million upgrade to the site.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the fully Australian Government funded project is an important contribution to the Nambucca Heads community.

“Wet weather has previously caused landslips on the road, blocking access to Nambucca Heads for the almost 8,000 vehicles which use this road every day,” Mr Truss said.

“The upgrade ensures the Nambucca Heads community continues to function as it should regardless of the weather, while also reducing the chance of vehicles travelling on the nearby Pacific Highway being affected by a landslip.

“The works undertaken to date were completed under budget. This has allowed for additional works to be undertaken on the project within the original funding commitment, which will complement the original safety and efficiency objectives of the Riverside Drive project.”

Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker, who inspected Riverside Drive today, said the upgrade—consisting of two sections totalling more than 500 metres in length—was particularly important for nearby residents.

“Many residents of Nambucca Heads have established their livelihoods along Riverside Drive, including homes and businesses,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“This upgrade is now protecting families against the loss of their home by landslide as well as unnecessary job losses and traffic disruption, all of which is great for the Nambucca Heads community.”

Construction of the project started in February 2015, with the initial works completing in September. The additional works are expected to be underway shortly.