Save Manilla Railway Viaduct
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The Manilla railway viaduct is an iconic landmark for the township of Manilla and is historically significant to the community of the broader Tamworth region.
However, its future is under threat. Demolition is imminent, only public support can sway the State Government and we need your help !
The Manilla viaduct is a stunning example of rail heritage which should be saved for future generations. It is a link to our past, it is a tourist attraction and it supports community projects such as the Tamworth Regional Rail Trail.
Its very existence contributes significantly to the character of Manilla.
Tamworth Local Member, Kevin Anderson MP has spoken with the NSW Minister for Transport and has put a stop to any immediate plans to destroy the structure.
Local Member Kevin Anderson has stated:
'I recognise the historic significance of the bridge and its connection to the community. I have spoken to the Minister's office and put a stop to any planned action by John Holland Group until community consultation has occurred in relation to their work.'
However, this alone is not enough to save the viaduct. The community must rally to save it.
Whilst the viaduct is listed on council’s Local Environment Plan, it offers no protection against demolition by a public authority such as Transport for NSW.
With demolition possibly only months away, Manilla-based Tamworth councillor Jim Maxwell echoed community sentiment when he said “I’d love to see it stay, perhaps people-power can get it done,”
So come on people, lets save this iconic landmark for Manilla. Please sign this petition today.
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