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Major advancement in Upper Hunter MR358 project

Upper Hunter Shire Council has announced significant progress in the MR358 Merriwa to Willow Tree Road project, which will bolster the local freight industry in New South Wales upon completion.

The Australian Government is contributing $38.6 million towards the Coulsons Creek Road Upgrade, following a commitment made in the October 2022 Budget to help restore the vital community connection that had been significantly damaged by heavy rainfall and subsequent land slips.

The Coulsons Creek Road Upgrade will increase freight efficiency, improve overall travel times and boost safety for all road users in New South Wales.

The construction contract has now been awarded to Daracon Group and will involve upgrading Coulsons Creek Road between Merriwa and Willow Tree Road.

NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister, Jenny Aitchison, said improving this road will bring long-lasting benefits to the freight industry.

“Coulsons Creek Road, also known as MR358, is a vital transport link, connecting the New England Highway to the Golden Highway,” she said.

“This will not only create a safer and more efficient connection for the local community but provide a crucial link for the local freight industry, especially local livestock producers.”

Alongside the Australian Government, the NSW Government contributed $9.7 million towards the project.

According to the Upper Hunter Shire Council, the project – expected to take approximately 19 months – will be a game-changer for the region, offering improved connectivity, economic benefits and enhanced community access.

In other news, CBH Group has shared its financial and operational performance for the year ending 30 September 2023.

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