Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the switch on of the Pinkett mobile base station which will deliver improved coverage for residents near Guyra and Glen Innes.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the upgrade of a major tourist and freight route near Tenterfield is a step closer after a new agreement was reached between three levels of government.
Mr Joyce said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that delivered long-term economic benefits.
Shovels will soon be in the ground, marking the start of works to upgrade a ‘black spot’ on the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill, about 20 kilometres south of Tenterfield, New South Wales.
The Australian Government has approved $800,000 to upgrade Munsie Bridge over Salisbury Waters on Gostwyck Road, giving drivers a more reliable link to the New England Highway.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Glen Innes and Inverell communities would benefit from a local project that has received Federal Government funding to target disadvantage and encourage a stronger community.
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