RMS seeks service areas on upgraded Pacific Highway


More service centres needed for drivers, particularly in NSW central coast areas

RMS seeks service areas on upgraded Pacific Highway
Some upgraded highway areas have no service facilities

 

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is calling on the private sector to develop service centres along the Pacific Highway at Ballina and Nambucca Heads.

Facilities such as cafes, fuel, rest areas and public amenities that are accessible for all vehicles are needed, RMS spokesperson says.

"As towns are bypassed as part of the highway upgrade, more centres are needed to improve road safety and give travellers an opportunity to stop and rest," RMS says.

Areas such as Ballina have no facilities along the highways.

"It’s hoped by offering these sites for development to the private sector it will attract innovative developers and operators who will provide services travellers need," RMS says.

"A request for expressions of interest is being sought for development of highway service centres at Ballina and Nambucca Heads with an aim to have developer contracts in place by mid-2015.

"Both sites, on Roads and Maritime Services owned land, are at key intersections and easily accessible from the Pacific Highway.

"They are close to towns which will help with local employment."

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