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Central West pollie posts extraordinary photos of roads cracking and crumbling


A road in Lismore. Supplied.

By Peter Holmes


The roads in the photos are so badly cracked that you need a few moments to take them in.


Central West politician and NSW minister for regional transport and roads Sam Farraway has posted a series of striking images on social media.


Sam Farraway (hat) with officials in Tweed Shire. Supplied.

Farraway, who is based in Bathurst and has an office in Orange, visited flood-stricken areas around in and around Lismore over the weekend.




"Councils across the state are facing a big challenge repairing the local road network," Farraway posted.


"Over the weekend I visited Lismore and met with the mayor Steve Krieg to discuss the enormous task ahead as the flood recovery progresses.


"There is a lot of work to be done on our road network and I’d like to thank Lismore City Council for showing me some of the hardest hit roads in the region."


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He inspected Scenic Drive in the Tweed Shire with MP Geoff Provest, local councillors and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) officials.


Sam Farraway in Tweed Shire. Supplied.

"Through the specialised and dedicated unit in Transport for NSW we are working with all local government areas impacted to reopen our road network and connect our communities sooner," Farraway said.






"The damage to these roads is extensive and will take time to repair. TfNSW and council crews are working around the clock to get our roads back open and motorists moving. Thanks to motorists for their patience."





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