Agnes road in future’s ‘too-hard’ basket due to cost

IT'S a big drive to head to Agnes Water - well it is for those who are not used to road trips.

A shorter route would benefit the Agnes Water community in so many ways it seems strange that it hasn't been adopted before now.

And now the latest word is that we can expect to wait at least another 10 years before there will be any sign of progress.

Sure, it's a very, very expensive exercise to build a new road, but one thing's for sure - as the years go by, so the costs will continue to soar.

The link road between Turkey Beach and Fingerboard Rds was costed a few years back at around $103 million.

By now one could expect that the figure would be closer to $200 million, and in 10 years time you'll quite possibly be starting to talk billions, or very close to it.

And at that level of cost one could well imagine that the project will never, ever see the light of day.

Sometimes it's fiscally sensible to bite the bullet and get on with it, and save money in the future.



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