FUNDING for MidCoast roads and energy were two of the many topics discussed with Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead in Bulahdelah last week.
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Mr Bromhead said he encourages all residents to join the fight to improve the region’s roads by signing the online petition on his website.
“I am calling on the Government to commit $50 million to partner with MidCoast Council in delivering a $100 million roads package over the next four years,” he said.
If the funding request is successful, Mr Bromhead hopes Markwell Road will be sealed, linking Bulahdelah and Gloucester.
“This would open up that road as a tourist trail,” he said.
“If I am able to convince the Government to put in that $50 million, I want to make sure that Markwell Road is part of the deal.”
Energy-wise, the National Party MP said they “have opened up three solar farms and are looking at increasing the capacity of the Snowy Hydro Scheme by 50 percent”.
“There are also negotiations to try and keep one of the closed power stations open for a few more years,” he said.
With the increasing energy costs, Mr Bromhead said there are several rebates available to low income families and pensioners.
“They can buy a new energy efficient appliance at up to 50 percent off and get $250 rebate from the Government,” he said.
“We are also trying to educate everyone that they should be negotiating with electricity companies for a better deal.”
Mr Bromhead’s visit was part of his recent electorate tour.