Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is calling on Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and ARTC to resolve an impasse which has stalled the Wallendbeen Bridge replacement project on Burley Griffin Way.
“Works on site have been at a standstill since March, with no community engagement since the NSW Government went into caretaker mode back in February,” Ms Cooke said.
“Many residents and primary producers rely on this route to travel to work and school, and to transport goods.
“The local community absolutely deserves better and needs to be provided with an assurance this important piece of infrastructure will be in place by the end of the year.”
Ms Cooke said construction of the permanent bridge commenced in November last year and was anticipated to take 12 months.
In response to a Question on Notice from Ms Cooke in the first parliamentary sitting week, the Minister for Regional Transport confirmed contractors were last on site on 31 March 2023.
“I had the opportunity to speak with the Minister directly about the impact of any delays to the project for the community, which I understand are due to unresolved access arrangements between TfNSW and ARTC.
“I am therefore urging for a resolution to this issue to be achieved as soon as possible, and I am pleased TfNSW are looking to host another community information session in Wallendbeen soon.” Details of the next community information session will be made available soon at Burley Griffin Way Bridge at Wallendbeen | Transport for NSW