The Project will result in the inundation of some existing roads and bridges. Consequently, realignment of roads and work to existing bridges is required in sections of Tamworth-Nundle Road, River Road and Western Foreshore Road. The following works to Western Foreshore Road are proposed:
- Approximately 3.2 km of the Western Foreshore Road will be realigned from Hyde’s Creek in the south to Silver Gully in the north.
- The realignment will comprise a shift of the existing road up to around 20 m west.
- Construction of a new two span, single lane, 60 m long bridge at Hyde’s Creek will also be undertaken.
The EIS is currently being assessed by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure. The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure is the relevant consent authority.