NSW government weighs up 'strategic merit' of $188m Fingal Bay link road

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
January 16 2020 - 6:30pm
PROMISE: Liberal candidate Jaimie Abbott, Roads Minister Melinda Pavey and Catherine Cusack with Port Stephens mayor Ryan Palmer at the Fingal Bay link road announcement on March 5.

Transport for NSW says work will begin next month to upgrade a key intersection on Nelson Bay Road, but the state government could be about to perform a spectacular triple backflip on the Fingal Bay link road.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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