Toowoomba Region Council (TRC) has announced that it will be making a submission to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), regarding the proposed Toowoomba North-South Transport Corridor.

Toowoomba Region Mayor, Geoff McDonald, said TRC’s submission would acknowledge the growing need for an additional North-South Road for the Toowoomba Region, while reaffirming Council’s desire to see minimal disruption to residents should the state choose to proceed with the project.

“Council’s role in the Toowoomba North-South Transport Corridor is ensuring the Queensland Government delivers a project that achieves the best possible outcome for residents and the region,” Mayor McDonald said. 

“That involves advocating to the State Government around minimal disruption to residents, protection of the environment and areas of cultural significance, and mitigating impacts to the local road network.

“Councillors also resolved to make representations to the DTMR on the importance of ongoing consultation around the project.

Mayor McDonald said that Council would like to see the DTMR engage in ongoing consultation with Council and the community to address concerns. 

While feedback closes on 8 September, Council also said it hopes to see information sharing and conversations with the community by the DTMR long past that date.

“Council encourages residents to lodge submissions by DTMR’s deadline of 8 September.

“It is important to note that the DTMR will be the decision maker in the final outcome. However, Council will advocate for the interests of Toowoomba Region residents during the assessment and consultation process.”

Featured image: A rural Queensland road and road sign. Image credit: Toowoomba Region Council.

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