Completed roadworks near Woodenbong to be officially opened

MINISTER for Roads, Maritime & Freight, Duncan Gay will officially open the completed section of works on the Mt Lindesay Road near Woodenbong this Friday, February 12.

In 2014, Tenterfield Shire Council secured a Special Grant of $2.38 million from the NSW Government conditional on Federal matched funding.

These funds were allocated to facilitate the upgrade of three sections of Mt Lindesay Road, west of Woodenbong with these works being completed in 2015.

Although no Federal monies were forthcoming, Minister Gay was instrumental in ensuring the $2.38 million was retained.

The official opening of this section of work will be held on the Mt Lindesay Road, near Mt Clunie Road, approximately 10km west of Woodenbong.

Following the official opening, the Minister will attend a meeting of the Legume to Woodenbong Road Alliance at the Woodenbong Golf Club.

Tenterfield mayor Peter Petty said council encouraged local residents, road users and interested persons to attend the official opening.

"The Minister needs to understand how important the upgrade of The Mt Lindesay Road is to this area, both economically and socially," Cr Petty said.

"To fully address the requirements of the 2014 Road Safety Audit, Mt Lindesay Road still requires a minimum of $23.575 million to realign/construct and renew sections of the Mt Lindesay Road, with $8 million urgently required, and Council and the local community need to maintain the pressure."

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