Minister pushed to clear all trees along NSW highways after Black Summer bushfires

Minister pushed to clear all trees along NSW highways after Black Summer bushfires
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“I think the point that I would make is that what has gone on there is a classic example of what needs to change,” Mr Constance said.

“I didn’t want, god forbid, kilometres of traffic buildup when a wildfire might hit them and we lose hundreds of Australians.”

Transport Minister Andrew Constance at a budget estimates meeting on Thursday.Credit:Steven Saphore

He earlier told the hearing the reason for Mr Staples was sacked was because he wanted a change in the direction of the agency.

Mr Constance, whose electorate of Bega was devastated by the 2019/20 bushfires, said he was “sick to death” of trees falling across highways during bushfires.

“I am not going to, given what I went through personally, stand by – and I don’t care who is in the way.”

“We clear underneath…



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