Tweed Heads South Business Focus Group members Barrie Green, Kathryn Mills, Rory Curtis, John Sweeney, Pat Tate and Terry Plant meeting yesterday. Photo: CRYSTAL SPENCER
Tweed Heads South Business Focus Group members Barrie Green, Kathryn Mills, Rory Curtis, John Sweeney, Pat Tate and Terry Plant meeting yesterday. Photo: CRYSTAL SPENCER

BFG has own solution

THE Tweed Heads South Business Focus Group hopes to raise the issue of a Kirkwood Road interchange for the $300 million Pacific Highway Sexton Hill upgrade at two community consultations today.

The group held a meeting at Tweed City Shopping Centre yesterday to discuss action ahead of the community workshops on the upgrade set to be held at South Tweed Sports.

The Business Focus Group (BFG) is continuing its push for a Kirkwood Road highway interchange to be constructed immediately.

The Good Guys Tweed Heads South proprietor Rory Curtis said otherwise the congestion would cause headaches for those trying to enter the area.

“We can live with the disruption of construction but not the outcome which will leave us with a lesser quality of local road networks to what we currently have,” Mr Curtis said.

“BFG have a solution, and that’s to bring forward the Kirkwood Road extension which is pencilled in for sometime between 2015 to 2020.

“It’s critical that this interchange is changed as the locals and Tweed Shire Council are the ones left to deal with the congestion after they are gone to move onto the next project.”

Mr Curtis hoped members of the BFG would attend today’s consultation groups to raise the issue with members of the public.

Construction began last year and will provide a 2.5 kilometre dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway from Barneys Point Bridge to the Tweed Heads bypass.

The project team for the Banora Point upgrade will hold two community presentations and workshops at South Tweed Sports Club today to provide an update on the design. They will be held between 10am and 12pm and between 2pm and 4pm.

For more information, contact the project information line on 1800 012 611 (toll free) or visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au/pacific.



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