A report will be delivered to MidCoast Council on the status of the Northern Gateway Transport Hub project at Cundletown.
The report was endorsed by councillors at the June 24 ordinary council meeting after Cr Peter Epov requested it as a matter of urgent business.
With both the federal and NSW governments working to fast track infrastructure projects, Cr Epov wanted to see if there were any avenues council could take to help with the process for the transport hub.
"Clearly we should get that up and running as quickly as possible," Cr Epov said.
At the council meeting it was confirmed the project is in the detailed design phase. It would move into the construction phase once this is completed.
Chairperson of the council meeting, deputy mayor Claire Pontin was in favour of the report because it related directly to progressive economic development in the area.
Cr David Keegan has followed the progress of the project for many years, dating back to his time as a Greater Taree City Council councillor.
He said anything that can help get the project moving, such as a report, would be worthwhile.
Councillors Len Roberts, Troy Fowler and Brad Christensen questioned the need for a report and ultimately voted against it.
The NSW government allocated $15 million for the project following the election in March 2019.
This is for the first stage of the project, namely road upgrades, a roundabout and relocation of utilities.
The transport hub has been regarded as a priority project in MidCoast Council's Regional Economic Development Strategy for several years.
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