MP: Ban freight from highway

By MEGAN KINNINMENT

GREENS MP Ian Cohen yesterday called on the NSW Parliament to condemn the use of B-double trucks on the Pacific Highway.

Mr Cohen asked the Parliament to recognise the danger posed to residents and motorists on the highway by interstate freight.

He demanded that interstate freight be banned from the Pacific Highway and sent instead to the New England Highway.

The motion follows community anger over the route options for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ewingsdale and Tintenbar and proposals to create a new inland freight route.

Community meetings have been organised to discuss the implications of the Ewingsdale to Tintenbar upgrade plans.

The first meeting is tonight at the Byron Bay Bowling Club at 7.30pm, followed by a meeting at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club tomorrow at 7.30pm.



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