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Bypass to increase desirability

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Nearing completion, the Ballina Bypass is a positive for property in the Ballina and nearby areas, according to key industry figures.

The Ballina Bypass will have a positive effect after it is finished in April with the Teven Road overpass, Century 21 Ballina principal Chris Hezlett said.

“The Ballina Bypass is going to be nothing but good for Ballina,” Mr Hezlett told Smart Property Investment.

“We have yet to see the full impact.

“It’s a popular destination, it’s an hour from the Gold Coast, and we do have an airport in Ballina. It’s becoming a major centre and this will help.”

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese agreed that it would improve the areas desirability.

“Indeed, it has already taken more than 500 trucks and 6,500 cars a day off the local street of this Northern River town, with obvious benefits for the quality of life of its residents,” he said.

NSW Minister for Local Government and the North Coast Don Page said both levels of government were getting on with the job of delivering key infrastructure to the north coast.

“Work on the final section of the new bypass, the Bruxner Highway connection, is progressing at a pace and is expected to be completed in April, weather permitting,” said Mr Page.

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