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Drive is on to decide name for bypassed road

TONY GILDING: I’d be silly if I didn’t think Macadamia Drive was a good name, after all it is the best area for Macadamias in the world and such an important part of our heritage.
TONY GILDING: I’d be silly if I didn’t think Macadamia Drive was a good name, after all it is the best area for Macadamias in the world and such an important part of our heritage.

MACADAMIA Castle owner Tony Gilding is embracing change and encouraging locals to comment on the business and tourism sign strategy for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade.

With Roads and Maritime Service RMS calling for feedback, Mr Gilding, a member of an RMS focus group said now was the time for people to have their say on what the road will be renamed once bypassed.

Names suggested include Macadamia Drive, Hinterland Way, Pacific View Drive and Coastal Ridge Drive.

"This is an opportunity for us as an area to get some nice spanking new infra- structure so I would encourage everyone to comment on the strategy," he said.

"I'd be silly if I didn't think Macadamia Drive was a good name, after all it is the best area for macadamias in the world and such an important part of our heritage."

Ultimately, Mr Gilding said he wanted to see the road renamed and tourism around the hinterland promoted through the new signs.

An RMS spokeswoman said after considering public comment the finalised business and tourism sign strategy is expected to be released in 2013 and tourist signs will be installed progressively as the upgrade continues.

"The full strategy which includes guide, service and tourist signs is available to view on the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website and at the community display centre on Bangalow Road at Bangalow," an RMS spokeswoman said this week.

The long-awaited $862 million, 17km Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade, which starts at the northern end of the Ballina bypass at Ross Lane and extends to the Ewingsdale interchange, will be completed by then end of 2014, weather permitting.

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