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Handling the river of traffic

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Philip Ruddock MP

Federal Member for Dundas Electorate Parliament House

Shadow Minister for Immigration Tel: (02) 858 1011 Tel: (06) 277 4343

and Ethnic Affairs Fax: (02) 804 6739 Fax: (06) 277 2062


12 February 1993

The Pennant Hills pedestrian overpass was opened today by Minister for Transport, Bruce Baird.

Also attending the opening were Shire President Steven Pringle and Member for Dundas and Liberal Candidate for Berowra, Philip Ruddock.

Speaking at the opening, Mr Ruddock recalled the days of his youth travelling from Pennant Hills to Hornsby as a High School student and later to Sydney University.

He recalled that thirty years ago there was no river of traffic requiring urgent attention. Pennant Hills Road, part of the Cumberland Highway, is now renowned for its congestion and the difficulty it occasions to pedestrians in particular.

He offered congratulations to Hornsby Shire and the State Government for their initiative in addressing immediate pedestrian needs, with the new overpass and another under construction at Thornleigh.

With the prospect of a new Liberal Federal Govt in Canberra Mr Ruddock, as the Liberal candidate, observed that it was more imperative than ever that the district be represented in government. He promised to use all his efforts with his colleagues to ensure that the priority needs of the district

for road funding were addressed. With the increasing development in Cherrybrook and The Hills to the west, failure to provide adequate road funding would leave the major problem

facing the northern districts unaddressed.

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