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“Toowoomba bypass a fantastic example of what we don’t want” – Bypass Group

Last night at the Coffs Bypass Group’s general meeting we talked about the imminent release of the EIS and the importance of a ‘Construct Only’ project NOT a ‘Design & Construct’ project.

The Toowoomba bypass is a fantastic example of what we don’t want. The article from 2015 below, highlights how the project can be changed if it’s a ‘Design & Construct’ project.

The image BELOW is what happened instead of a tunnel.

The Toowoomba bypass

From the article on the Toowoomba Bypass:

“A 30-metre deep cutting through the Great Dividing Range replaces the planned tunnel in the winning design announced Friday morning for Toowoomba’s $1.6 billion four-lane Second Range Crossing project.


“The Toowoomba tunnel will not be,” Mr Truss said.

“The project tenderers have all preferred to build a series of cuttings rather than build a tunnel,” he said.”

Read more: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/toowoomba-second-range-crossing-project-cutting-replaces-tunnel-20150703-gi4crb.html?fbclid=IwAR3Vukxl4pEx3kdhpoCO0F3h0UMCMtcZmDJvwdpJKGTGyiFFYYwVEYG5MlE

Reproduced from The Coffs Bypass Action Group’s Facebook page, Friday 9 August 2019. See: https://www.facebook.com/CoffsBypassActionGroup/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARB5L9AbvHFqqY8R4XZokQhULRaMzJ2NdS1V18_JDGLmeQdMLlp4T47Jp6eXsKDyt18hbwzL_dNH1RGv&hc_ref=ARSo73bjozReN7aKgL4o4470Bp5PThVoT-3g3bLQNkSKvHOkH6900WxW_25ug2eyXPU&fref=nf&hc_location=group


  1. John Christie

    Just simply an ugly sight!
    Up until 10 days ago, I was unaware of the Coffs Coast Outlook’s website and facebook page. For any Coffs Coast resident these platforms are a ‘must’ to keep properly informed as there’s little else for residents.
    Somehow the ‘word’ needs to get out there so that many more residents can benefit from the informative contributors’ comments and articles.

  2. Max Brinsmead

    Yes, traveling with residents from near Toowoomba at present and they are very unhappy with their bypass.

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