Wallsend MP, Sonia Hornery is calling on the State
Government to speed up the planning and construction process for the Newcastle
Inner-City Bypass.
The Bypass now in its fifth and final stage of planning, has
still not had its final plan out on public exhibition.
The Government revealed the concept design and environmental
impact assessment in 2014, and is now lacking the gusto to finish for this
The Bypass project set to run over a 3.4km section of road near
Jesmond and Wallsend, will cost around $280 million.
The Government had promised that construction would begin in
early 2017, however there are fears in the Wallsend electorate that the State Government
are not prioritising key infrastructure projects that need attention.
“There has been delay after delay on this project with the
Government showing more interest in the CBD of Newcastle than the Western
suburbs”, says Sonia.

She also says, “The Government needs to prioritise this
important missing link in the Hunter’s road network”.

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