NSW GOVERNMENT TO HELP DELIVER $9 MILLION UPGRADE OF KENNEDY DRIVE

Minister for Roads and Freight and Minister for the North Coast Duncan Gay and Member
for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced a re-elected NSW Liberals & Nationals

Government would help Tweed Council deliver a $9 million upgrade of Kennedy Drive.

“Kennedy Drive is one of the busiest roads in the Tweed – 18,000 cars travel on this road
every day between Tweed west and Tweed heads,” Minister Gay said.

“That’s why the NSW Baird Government has committed $3.6 million towards stage three of
the upgrade to Kennedy Drive – to make it easier for the thousands of motorists who use it
each and every day.

“This investment is part of the NSW Baird Government’s $100 million commitment to fast
track our safety and congestion upgrades right across the state.

“The Australian Liberal and Nationals Government has invested $3.6 million and Council
has provided $1.7 million plus a further $500,000 to deliver these vital upgrades.

“Stage three is the last piece of the puzzle in the Kennedy Drive upgrade.

“This upgrade will reduce congestion along this road and make easier for motorists to get
around the Tweed.”

Mr Provest said today’s announcement means work could kick off later this year.

“This is great news for the Tweed and I am proud the NSW Government will upgrade
Kennedy Drive between Limosa Avenue West and Cobaki Creek Bridge upgraded,” Mr
Provest said.

“It will include 360 metres of the road being duplicated to two lanes in each direction.

“This $3.6 million investment is in addition to the already committed $178.2 million dollars
in roads funding across the electorate since early 2011.

“For too long the Tweed has been all but forgotten under former governments – but this is
yet another reminder the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is delivering what the
communities and businesses of the region expect and deserve.”