Duplicating the 1.5 kilometre stretch of Goonoo Goonoo Road, a sealed and safer Rangari Road and upgrading Werris Creek Road are all on the agenda for NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson.
Mr Anderson made the election commitments at the launch of his Tamworth campaign office, binding the announcements with a “money in the bank” obligation.
“I’ve been working hard on these projects on behalf of our community and I want to ensure that these roads get the attention they deserve,” Mr Anderson said.
“We will allocate $3 million to planning the final stretch of Goonoo Goonoo Road within the city limits. We started the ball rolling with $152,000 in design funding I announced in early December, so this will really get the ball rolling and make this project a reality.
“As the city grows this stretch of road becomes more of a problem, that’s why we’ve got to fix it.”
“Rangari Road has always been right at the top of my list of priorities. It’s an important link between Manilla and Boggabri not only for people travelling to work but also for trucks and farm machinery,” Mr Anderson said.
“This project took a major step forward in early July with Tamworth and Gunnedah councils committing to work together. I am looking forward to seeing it progress.”
Werris Creek Road will get $10 million to upgrade the sections around Duri, which carry a lot of traffic and are an important freight and tourist route, linking the towns of Currabubula and Werris Creek.
“Safer roads have always been at the top of my list with more than $15 million upgrading Manilla road, $20 million on the Tamworth to Gunnedah road, $8 million for a new Tangaratta Bridge, $10.3 million for upgrading Thunderbolts Way, $1.6 million upgrading Bowlers Lane, $2.7 million for Garoo Road, $7.9 million for a low-level bridge in Manilla, $7.4 million for the Freight Intermodal and $1.5 million for Appleby Lane,” Mr Anderson said.
“I look forward to delivering the upgrades of Goonoo Goonoo Road, Rangari Road and Werris Creek Road if re-elected as the Member for Tamworth.”