Feedback wanted on bridge build environmental factors

The Barrington Bridge.
The Barrington Bridge.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the review of environmental factors for construction of a new bridge over the Barrington River on Thunderbolts Way, Barrington.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnson said construction of a new bridge would increase road freight productivity, improve safety for motorists and pedestrians and ensure the traffic needs of the community in the Barrington, Gloucester and surrounding areas are met.

“The Barrington Bridge was built in 1920 and was identified for replacement in the Roads and Maritime Timber Truss Bridge Conservation Strategy.

“The review of environmental factors for the new bridge assessed the potential environmental and social impacts of the proposed work, and identified opportunities to manage and mitigate these impacts.

“Roads and Maritime worked closed with key stakeholders and technical specialists on the environmental assessment,” Mr Johnsen said. 

The opportunity to provide feedback will close at 5pm on Monday, April 23. 

The review of environmental factors can be viewed online by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/hunter/barrington-bridge/index.html

A hard copy of the document can be viewed at the MidCoast Council Gloucester office at 89 King Street in Gloucester.

Copies are also available for viewing at Gloucester Library at 27 Denison Street in Gloucester and the Barrington Post Office and General Store at 12 Argyle Street in Barrington.

The community is encouraged to send feedback by to Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030 Newcastle NSW 2300 or to gavin.jenkins@rms.nsw.gov.au.

“Our local community will continue to be kept updated as the project progresses,” Mr Johnsen said.