What about a tolled bypass?
SO THE Turnbull government is unable to find and allocate the necessary $800,000/ $1 million to $1 billion that’s needed to start construction on the Coffs Harbour Pacific Hwy bypass in the next Federal Budget.
We understand times are tough on the national economy and a request from Federal Roads Minister Darren Chester for such a commitment is lagging behind many other more pressing funding issues.
Let’s face it, Coffs Harbour, there are four lanes through the city as it stands and the single-lane sections are the safety priority.
But Mr Turnbull, look to the alternatives. Allow private enterprise to construct the bypass at its expense and allow them to put tolls in place for interstate travellers and freight companies.
Makes perfect sense given there are tolled roads in Sydney and Brisbane and nothing in between.
Allow private enterprise to construct the bypass at its expense and allow them to put tolls in place.