Stuckey Again Calls for Tugun Interchange

24 Mar 2010 12:21 PMJann Stuckey

24th March 2010

Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin has again called on the State Government to fast-track plans for an interchange on the M1 at Boyd Street, Tugun to alleviate traffic pressures for local residents.

“Tugun needs an interchange built at Boyd St as soon as possible before it, and other local Tugun streets, are choked by the planned developments which are going ahead in northern New South Wales.

“At a recent public meeting a resolution was passed to form a round table of stakeholders to fast-track the interchange and today I ask this Government to co-operate,” Ms Stuckey said. 

“An interchange was part of the original plans for the Tugun Bypass but was dropped by the Labor Government in 2002, stating financial reasons. 

“Contracts for the Cobaki Development were signed in 1993 with Tweed and Gold Coast City Councils on the presumption there would be an interchange in New South Wales for access to the future project.

“Residents suffered heavy congestion as they waited 20 years for the Tugun bypass while this Government twiddled their thumbs failing to secure agreement from New South Wales to proceed.

“The people of Tugun have suffered enough, and the thought of endless construction vehicles trudging down their streets in the coming years to service a NSW project is beyond comprehension. 

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