Hartsuyker Briefs New Deputy Prime Minister on Bypass

27 Feb 18

Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, today met with new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, to brief him on the Coffs Harbour Bypass.

Mr Hartsuyker said the Coffs Harbour Bypass was the biggest infrastructure need for Coffs Harbour.

“Securing funding for the Coffs Harbour Bypass is one of my biggest priorities for the people of Coffs Harbour,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“That’s why I met with the newly-elected Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack this morning to discuss the Coffs Harbour Bypass firsthand, and briefed him on the need to start work as soon as possible.

“Coffs Harbour is one of the key regional growth centres on the Mid North Coast and it is imperative that this growing city gets the infrastructure investment it needs to sustain its growth.

“The Coffs Harbour Bypass will mean faster travel times and improved road safety by skipping 12 sets of traffic lights and taking through-traffic off the streets of Coffs Harbour. This project is the final piece in the puzzle for the Pacific Highway upgrade between Sydney and the Queensland Border.”

Mr Hartsuyker said he would continue to advocate the need for the bypass with other Coalition Government ministers.

“In recent months, I have taken Regional Development Minister John McVeigh, and then-Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in his role as infrastructure minister to see firsthand the need for the Coffs Harbour Bypass,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“I will continue to advocate for the Coffs Harbour Bypass with my colleagues in the Coalition Government.”

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