Letter to the Editor - March 23: Pollution is a bypass issue

THE Korora School bridge has recently been cleaned and it looks great. It was very dirty and the amount of black soot shows how very wrong the (RMS's) environmental risk assessment was when they were planning the recent upgrade of the Pacific Hwy.

They must have hidden the monitoring equipment in a protected place because the black soot that was on the bridge and can still be seen on the sound wall speaks volumes.

We must not sit back and let the same thing happen again? We must not allow millions of dollars to be spent moving the very polluting traffic to another part of our town.

A far western bypass, one to the west of the coastal range was what we asked for in 2004 and we knew what was the best for Coffs Harbour.

NSW Hansard March 9, 2004, shows Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser presented our petition with 10,244 signatures.

If you agree with those 10,244 for goodness sake back them up. Don't wait until the dozers start to arrive.

This is our town and we want clean air for our precious children to breathe.

A. Brown



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