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Council calls on Premier to fund key roads in Port Stephens

Publish Date 13/06/2018

Acting on a Notice of Motion from Cr Jaimie Abbott, Port Stephens Council tonight called on the NSW Government to provide funding and support for the construction of two major roads in Port Stephens.

Cr Abbott called for the promised duplication of Nelson Bay Road and further requested that Fingal Bay Link Road be re-classified as a State Road and funded and constructed by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.

Speaking during the meeting, Cr Abbott said Premier Berejiklian needed to fulfil the government’s promise to the people of Port Stephens to solve significant traffic issues in the area.

“Over the long weekend, with a moderate increase in traffic, we saw our two biggest road issues come to the fore yet again,” she said.

“Nelson Bay Road has been promised previously and I’m calling on the Premier and her government to deliver on a promise. It’s as simple as that.”

Cr Abbott also called for government support to make the Fingal Bay Link Road a reality.

“This vital Link road is simply too much for us, as a Council, to undertake as a Council road. So I’m calling on Roads Minister Pavey to re-classify it as a State Road and work with Council and the community to deliver this key project.”

In fully supporting the motion, Mayor Ryan Palmer said delivery of the two major road projects would make a huge difference to people on the Tomaree Peninsula.