United force pushes for bridge funding | Kay Fraser

GOOD PROGRESS: The first section of the transport interchange, due to open next month.
GOOD PROGRESS: The first section of the transport interchange, due to open next month.

Business and political leaders came out in force last Friday in support of Lake Macquarie City Council’s funding campaign for the Pennant Street Bridge.

The united display sent a strong message to the State Government about the importance regional leaders place on this infrastructure project. 

The Pennant Street Bridge is a crucial stage of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange (LMTI) that will provide the ‘missing link’ between Glendale and Cardiff, linking the two suburbs across the Main Northern Railway Line.

The bridge will vastly improve traffic flow in the area and provide access to thousands of hectares of land for housing, commercial and industrial development.

Friday’s business lunch in Newcastle, hosted by the Hunter Chapter of the Property Council of Australia, was a chance to promote the many benefits of the project ahead of the State Budget next month.

Council hopes to secure $13 million from the NSW Government to help build the Pennant Street Bridge, a pledge which, if matched by the Federal Government, could see it built within two years.

Council has produced a short video to help people visualise the transformational changes the Transport Interchange project could bring to Glendale, Cardiff and surrounding areas.

You can watch it on Council’s website at lakemac.com.au/transport-interchange.

Kay Fraser, Mayor