“The decision on this bypass is clearly linked to the State Election in March,” Said Coffs Bypass Action Group, Co-Communications Chair, Cheryl Cooper.
“We would like to hear from all the candidates involved to understand their position on how the Coffs Harbour Bypass should be built.
“We are hoping that not only our regular group will attend, but that others in the community, who wish to be informed, and the media will attend.
“Several candidates have already confirmed their attendance, including the incoming candidate for the Nationals, Gurmesh Singh.
“The forum will take place first, with each candidate given 5 minutes to put their case for the bypass. If they are talking tunnels then we want to know what type of tunnel, are we talking bored tunnels of the type most people think, or are we talking cut and cover where the area is blasted apart (rather than bored through), with an amount of the fill used to create a land bridge over the top of the cutting.
“We are also keen to hear what they think about the Coramba Interchange. Is it needed or will it add more pressure to local residents and to council who would clearly need to upgrade Coramba road?
“The election isn’t far away so we need firm commitments as to what each party, including their senior leaders, will commit to for the people of Coffs Harbour.”
The Coffs Bypass Action Group meeting will take place from 7pm on Wednesday 30th January 2019 and will be in the larger front room of the Cavanbah Centre. A group general meeting will happen immediately following the forum all business should be concluded by 9pm.
“We really urge locals with a true interest to come along and hear the details so we can make up our minds which candidate is most worthy of our support.”
The above is a Press Release from the Coffs Harbour Bypass Action Group –
Picture – Members of Coff Bypass action Group – From The Coffs Coast Advocate.