Ms Saffin said the Government has allocated $7.5 million in the State Budget for the construction of the roundabout at this notorious black spot.
“I am so pleased that this funding has been announced in the Minns’ Government’s first budget as it is something I fought for throughout my first term as Member for Lismore.
“It was one of my key election commitments this year.
“This is something that residents have been asking for over many years, and I took it up as it was about the safety of local families and everyone using the intersection.
“I raised this issue in Parliament six times, calling for urgent action to improve the safety of this dangerous intersection.
“As well as the roundabout, I called for the speed zone to be reduced to 60km in the area, and that was also included in the Budget. I note that just before the Budget the zone was reduced to 70k, but the commitment is for 60k and that needs to happen.
“I want to thank the residents of the area for supporting my representations over the years for making the Bruxner Highway safer between Wollongbar and Goonellabah. It has been a long campaign.
Friday 29 September 2023