There was a terrific announcement of $2.28 million in road funding for some of Byron’s worst roads by two odd bedfellows last week – the non-elected local Nationals representative and the Greens mayor.
There are plenty of road issues n Byron Shire and many of them revolve around the increase in the numbers of locals and tourists that are using them. Today the state government has announced they are providing an extra $2.2m to assist the Byron Shire to upgrade some of their dirt roads.
The Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan says that Federal and NSW Governments will join forces to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads in our community and create jobs.
Council’s works team say they have started making a dent in the $20 million allocated to Byron Shire for road programs as part of the NSW government’s $25 million tourism impacts infrastructure election commitment.
Roads, roads, roads... Ben Franklin has delivered on the $25m election promise made during his bid to win the seat of Ballina in the las NSW election.
Councillor Basil Cameron was frustrated that his attempt to create safer roads for everyone was delayed at the last council meeting.
Paul Bibby As potholes continue to spawn across the Shire like not-so-magic mushrooms, Byron Council and the State Government are in discussions over $25m in desperately needed infrastructure funding. The ‘Tourism impact funding’ was promised by the Coalition in the... Read More →
An urgent review of the environmental approvals by the NSW planning department with the Byron Bypass project has been requested in parliament by recently re-elected Greens NSW MP Tamara Smith.
While a recent death on the Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road has grabbed the RMS minister's attention locals are wondering why Byron Council are still struggling to get funding from the RMS to fix 'intolerable' risks identified on Coolamon Scenic Drive by RMS in 2017.
Member for Lismore Thomas George has criticised Lismore City Councillors for raising the issue of inadequate state and federal budgets for roads in Lismore.
Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.
A garbage truck was the straw that broke the causeway’s back last Monday at 8.30am.
A large timber bridge in the Tweed Valley which was washed away during the recent floods, and two major link roads damaged by floodwaters have been rebuilt and reopened.
Ivan Kolarik, Croydon. Recently we offered our overseas visitors an opportunity to see the beautiful coastline of northern NSW, but we were embarrassed to se the shocking condition of this busy road.
Craig Lindsay, South Golden Beach. The residents of South Golden Beach invite you, The Council of Byron Shire, to come and see the state of our roads east and west of the canal. As a matter a fact in Phillip Street we don't even have a road anymore.
After four years of residents working in partnership with Byron Shire Council, the Skinners Shoot Road upgrade and sealing was completed last week.
Matt Andrews, South Golden Beach. It strikes me as odd that when it comes to maintaining the highways and surrounds that we can manage to supply three trucks with giant flat-screen TVs stuck to the back of them warning us of what’s ahead.
The western, central west, Murray and Murrumbidgee, New England and north west and central coast regions of NSW were all promoted as areas worthwhile of infrastructure investment. But not us.
Peter Hill, Griffin, Qld Work, work, work… holidays, yay. Recently my partner and I chose to spend a week’s leave in the northern rivers. We chose a welcoming B&B just outside of Bangalow. An idyllic setting, a diversity of cultures... Read More →