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Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith will meet with residents affected by noise, dust and vibration coming from the Pacific Highway upgrade at Meerschaum Vale later today.

‘The borrow site for the Pacific Highway is right in front of a house and I am visiting urgently to see first-hand the impact on residents who live adjacent to this,’ Ms Smith said.

‘I have asked Bob Higgins, the general manager in charge of the project to ensure the best quality and quietest road seal will be used on this part of the highway to lessen the traffic noise residents will have to put up with in future but no decision has yet been made,’ she added.

No mitigation

‘I am appalled that there is no mitigation in place for residents during the construction phase. There have also been ongoing, documented breaches of the working conditions which have seriously affected residents’ peace and quiet and a lack of respect for residents’ properties.

Koala trauma

Ms Smith will also hear about the impact that road construction is having on koalas in the area.

‘Trauma is being felt by humans and koalas near these construction zones, I would like the RMS and the NSW Government to see what they are doing to both people and wildlife here,’ she said.’

 


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