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Glen Innes – Inverell Road survey

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Monday 18 April 1927, The Sydney Morning Herald

GLEN INNES, Saturday.

A surveyor of the Main Roads Board staff will shortly visit Glen Innes to survey the first section, one mile, of the Glen Innes-Inverell road, with the object of having the construction of the road in concrete put in hand. An offer to this effect was made by the Main Roads Board to the Severn Shire Council. The board stated that if it approved the engineer’s estimate, prepared on the basis of survey, it would be prepared to provide the whole of the money to carry out the first section of the work, and to allow the council a term of 12 years in which to repay its share of the cost, with interest at 5½ per cent. When the first mile of the road was completed the survey for the second mile could be entered upon, and so on.

It was resolved by the council to accept the offer for a survey of the first mile, it being explained that the council would not be committed to proceed with the construction. A definite decision in this regard would only be required when the estimates were placed before the council.

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