Questions asked in Parliament …

Recently, Dr. Mehreen Faruqi of the NSW Greens asked the Minster for Roads and Freight, Mr Duncan Gay MLC,  two questions in Parliament.  These questions and responses appear below.

(Dr. Faruqi’s portfolios include the Environment, Marine Environment and Fisheries, Transport, Healthy Lifestyles, Roads and Ports, Status of Women, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Multiculturalism, Animal Welfare, Healthy Lifestyles, and Young People.)

Question 1 - 15 Sep 2014

Question 1 – 15 Sep 2014

 

Question 2 - 15 Sep 2014

Question 2 – 15 Sep 2014

 

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NBN reports on more trucks for Waterfall Way …

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On 9th September, NBN News reported on the increased truck movements scheduled to commence in October.  In case you missed it, here are the links to the report:

Note: the correct time of the workshops is 6:00 to 8:30 pm

NBN reports on more trucks for Waterfall Way

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/09/09/bellingen-and-dorrigo-can-expect-more-quarry-trucks/

RMS Community Workshops … 17 & 18 September 2014

The RMS has announced the dates for the second community workshop to discuss interim safety works, initial findings and status of the Waterfall Way Safety Review:

Dorrigo – 17 September 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pm – Hickory House, 50 Dorrigo Street

Bellingen – 18 September 2014, 6:00pm to 8:30pm – Uniting Church Hall, Hyde Street

We look forward to seeing members of the community at these important meetings.
The RMS has also provided an update of current and future projects on Waterfall Way, this document will be inserted into tomorrow’s edition of the Bellingen Courier-Sun.

Downloadable Document:  RMS Update Sep 2014

RMS Update Sep 2014 Page 1

RMS Update Sep 2014 Page 2

 

In a terrible state …

Here are some photos and a video taken by three dedicated and intrepid members of the community with the help of an iPhone and a GoPro camera mounted on a drone.  At one stage the drone crashed and they had to scramble up the hill to retrieve it from a tree!

This video shows two gravel trucks passing on the mountain section of the road.
Click on the blue link and watch it to the end!

The photos show the terrible state of the edge of just one section of Waterfall Way. Heavy vehicles, including school buses pass close to the edge and there is not much supporting the road.  The Armco appears to be just hanging there!