Green light for pedestrian crossing for Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour Coffs Coast Coffs Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 10, 2021 Pat Conaghan, Paul Toole and Gurmesh Singh. COFFS Harbour pedestrians and motorists will soon see improved road safety measures with the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on Harbour Drive. The project is one of 261 priority projects delivered across NSW with 150 destined for regional roads. Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan and State Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh announced the project on March 5. The total cost of the project is $402,481 with the Federal Government contributing $321,985 and the State Government $80,496. Mr Conaghan said the road safety projects were being rolled out across NSW in a $408 million blitz designed to reduce road trauma and safe lives. “This investment won’t just save lives, it will also provide a shot in the arm to local economies as we come back from the COVID-19 recession, with these projects expected to support more than 2,500 direct and indirect jobs,” he said. “Boosting local infrastructure also means boosting jobs and here in Cowper that ensures our local economy can continue to recover from COVID-19.” Mr Singh said both Governments were doing everything possible to get local residents home sooner and safer. “We know how important these upgrades will be to our local community and that’s why we are funding them,” Mr Singh said. “We want to keep improving our roads to drive that road toll down.” The Federal Government’s funding for the Road Safety Program is subject to ‘use it or lose it’ provisions and will deliver life-saving treatments on regional roads and to protect vulnerable road users across NSW, while also supporting local jobs and providing a welcome boost to local economies. For more information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives, visit www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au.