ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES DRIVES CHANGE IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Roads in and around two local Aboriginal communities will be improved to provide more reliable and safer access for motorists.

Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, today announced $186,000 for improvements near Woodenbong and Tabulam as part of the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Road Safety Action Plan.

“These projects may be relatively small, but once completed will significantly improve access to these communities and change and save lives,” Mr George said.

“Aboriginal people are overrepresented in crashes, which is why the Government is committed to improving safety through a range of actions like road improvements.

“Work near Woodenbong will cost around $71,000 and involve upgrading one of the key intersections upon entry to the Muli Muli community and road safety improvements.

“Work will also upgrade the entry to the Jubullum community near Tabulam, including safety and street sign installation and cost about $115,000.”

Mr George said the work is as a result of road safety infrastructure assessments carried out by Roads and Maritime Services in 66 Aboriginal communities across the state.

Work will be carried out this financial year and residents of these communities will be kept informed.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577