Transport Minister Bart Mellish says he had a “positive meeting” with protesters fighting the proposed route of the Bruce Highway Western Alternative (BHWA) Stage 4.
Minister Mellish, who was appointed just before Christmas, met a small group last week and says he wants to “continue these discussions going forward”.
The campaign was launched at Elimbah after Transport and Main Roads (TMR) released two route options for Stage 4 – both going through the town.
Around 120 homeowners were told their land may be needed for the new highway, which locals believed would be built further west.
“Halt Stage 4”, began mid-December with packed public meetings, a petition (now closing in on 6000 signatures) and urging supporters to voice concerns through the public consultation process.
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