The Federal Government will invest an extra $491 million toward the Coffs Harbour bypass project in last night’s budget.
The funding is part of a $2.7 billion infrastructure package, which will mainly deliver road projects in regional NSW. Cowper MP Pat Conaghan says he and the Coffs Harbour MP Gurmesh Singh lobbied for the additional funding to build the tunnels.
“That’s what the people of Coffs Harbour wanted, they wanted the tunnels and that’s exactly what they’ll get,” he says. “The promises were made and we ensured the full funding was there.”
From The ABC Coffs Coast Facebook page – Tuesday 6 October 2020