Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin is staying tight lipped on when Byron Shire can expect $25m in roads funding, as pledged prior to the March 2019 NSW election.
It was just one of Franklin’s many promises that were announced in the election lead up. He lost against incumbent Greens MP Tamara Smith.
He told The Echo, ‘I convinced the state government that extra resources were needed for the Byron Shire owing to the significant economic injection its more than 2 million visitors a year make into state coffers’.
‘Therefore I was very proud to make a commitment of $25 million to support roads and other infrastructure in the Byron Shire in March this year.
‘I can confirm that the funding will be delivered and that I have been working closely with both Council and the Government to determine all logistics. Further details will be announced in due course’.