Fresh Move for New Road

14 June 1978 The Canberra Times 

The perennial question of a road from Tumut through the Brindabellas to Canberra was raised again at the Yarrowlumla Shire Council meeting yesterday.

Tumut Shire Council has re- opened investigations into a proposal to build a high-standard road between Canberra and Tumut.

In a letter to the Yarrowlumla Shire yesterday it sought council's cur- rent position on the matter and suggested discussions should be held with all interested parties before a formal submission was made.

Cr Neville Gorman said the road provided a case for consideration by the Federal Government.

Because ACT tourists were going to use it the Commonwealth had a moral obligation of provide some financial help rather than have it paid for by shire ratepayers.

He understood that on a good day in summer up to 200 cars and between 200 and 300 trail bikes used the Brindabella road.

The council decided to meet with the Tumut council before following up the suggestion of the Minister for the Capital Territory, Mr Ellicott, to arrange a meeting between both shire councils, the DCT and NCDC.