Councillors stand united, roads are a priority!
Cessnock City Council is calling on the NSW Government to make roads a priority and address their concerns over the condition of a number of state roads in the local government area.
Councillors voted unanimously to support a motion to seek support from various NSW Government officials in a bid to work towards a solution for Cessnock’s ageing state road network.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent stated the united stance of Councillors reflects the current frustration levels in the community.
“We have been working hard to secure safety upgrades with the Roads and Maritime Service, consistently raising our concerns, however this has resulted in little action”.
“The safety of our road users is paramount prompting the decision to pursue new avenues to gain the support of the NSW Government and secure much needed funding to enable these vital works to take place”, Cr Pynsent said.
Cessnock City Council will seek an urgent meeting with the NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, the NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and the State Member for Cessnock.
Roads issues highlighted as a priority include but are not limited to:
• Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba re intersection work.
• Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba maintenance works and access to the Cessnock Correctional Centre.
• Main Road, Heddon Greta – various intersection issues and pedestrian issues.
• Commuter parking adjacent to HEX interchanges.
• Hart Road, Frame Drive, Orange Street, Cessnock Road connection to the HEX.
• Government Road status.
• Wollombi Road.