It’s terrific to see that the new overtaking lane at Biggin Hill on the Cargo Road is now complete. There was $529,000 of federal
funding for the work. Work is also commencing on another overtaking lane just south of Cargo. The projects are part of the $2 million of additional NSW funding I was able to secure as the State Member for Orange.
Everyone knows how frustrating it is to be caught behind traffic on these stretches of road, so long may these upgrades continue! If you’re travelling on the Cargo Road during the week, allow for a bit of extra travelling time in case you get caught by the roadworks. Keep in mind that any delays we experience now will be well and truly worth it once the work is finished!
The Federal Government is committed to keeping Australia safe and has made two big announcements that will increase our
national security. The decision to review the Defence’s support to national counter-terrorism arrangements will see the States receive more support from the Australian Defence Force when responding to terrorist incidents. It will now be much easier to call in Australian Special Forces when a terrorist incident occurs.
The establishment of a new Home Affairs portfolio of Australia’s immigration, border protection and domestic security agencies will also ensure our country is better protected from terrorism, organised crime and cyber threats.