Freight in Focus

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The Lismore Mayor says she’s concerned about the increasing number of trucks using the Lismore Bangalow road.

It’s condition has come under scrutiny in a new roads survey from the NRMA.

A meeting will be held in Casino on Thursday with the head of infrastructure Australia to discuss the need for greater roads investment.

Mayor Jenny Dowell says the Lismore Bangalow road was never designed to take freight.

“We know there are a lot of freight movements coming out of Casino and virtually all those freight movements that are going to Brisbane are coming to Lismore and going on that road,” Councillor Dowell said.

The mayor is also concerned about the safety issues when local traffic is combined with big trucks.

It’s very difficult because there are very few sections where people can safely pass and people who are commuting to Lismore are frequently telling me about the trucks on the road,” she said.

The meeting between local councils, freight companies and Infrastructure Australia will discuss where the road funding is needed.

Michael Deagan, the head of Infrastructure Australia will hitch a lift on a cattle truck on it’s run from Warwick to Casino.

He’ll be joined by fellow hitch-hiker, Page MP Janelle Saffin when she catches a ride from Kyogle.

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