Geoff McDonald
Mayor Geoff McDonald

August 18, 2023

Toowoomba councillors have voted unanimously for Council to make its own submission to the Department of Transport and Main Roads on the proposed Toowoomba North-South Transport Corridor.

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 State 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 DTMR on the importance of ongoing consultation around the project.

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

“It is important to note that 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.”


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