Among the organisations and individuals who rely on access across the Blue Mountains, there is an increasing strident demand for a safe, secure and fast double lane expressway.

Supporters of the Bells Line Expressway include:

NRMA

National Roads & Motorists' Association

"The NRMA supports the upgrading of the existing Bells Line of Road by improving overtaking lanes, improving alignments, land widths and pavement conditions in line with the findings of NRMA's 2004 Audit.

In addition, as proposed in the Central West Transport Needs study May 2009, prepared by Sinclair Knight Merz, an expressway road corridor should be set aside along the existing Bells Line of Road to allow for future construction.  This is necessary as the current Great Western Highway corridor linking the Sydney Basin through the Blue Mountains cannot be upgraded to provide B-Double access.  The lack of B-Double access affects the ability to move freight efficiently and place the western region of NSW at a competitive disadvantage to other regions.

NRMA urges the NSW Government to commit funds to improve the existing Bells Line of Road and put an effective long-term plan in place, as part of the 20 year Infrastructure Strategy Plan, for constructions of an alternative expressway.  This will improve regional development in western NSW".

NRMA - 2013-14 Budget Submission to the NSW Government.

Central NSW Tourism

Central NSW Tourism's primary objective for the current program of activities is to increase overnight expenditure across the entire footprint of the Central NSW region.  Overnight visitors travelling by car from Sydney must drive over the Blue Mountains and the Bells Line Expressway would provide a quick and efficient route to Central NSW destinations.

Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon Tourism

CENTROC

Central Regional Organisation of Councils

Bathurst Regional Council

Supporting BLEG through administration of the Group, Secretary and membership of elected Mayor.

Lithgow City Council

Supporting BLEG through membership of the General Manager and elected Mayor.

Mid Western Regional Council

Supporting BLEG through membership of a local Councillor.

Parkes Shire Council

Supporting BLEG through membership of elected Mayor.

Blayney Shire Council

Supporting BLEG through membership of elected Mayor.

Cowra Shire Council

Supporting BLEG through membership of elected Mayor.

Forbes Shire Council

Orange City Council

Cabonne Council

NSW Chamber of Commerce

Local/State/Federal Members

Local - Mayors of local Councils

State - Hon Paul Toole MP (Member for Bathurst)

State - Andrew Gee MP (Member for Orange)

Federal - Hon John Cobb MP (Member for Calare)

Major Industry Bodies

Charitable Organisations

  • Red Cross
  • Smith Family
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Salvation Army

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Address

Bathurst Regional Council
Private Mail Bag 17
BATHURST  NSW  2795

Phone

(02) 6333 6257

Fax

(02) 6331 7211