Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have opened a shop in Macquarie Street for the public to have its say on three significant projects slated for Dubbo.
The Macquarie Street shop has plans on display for the new Dubbo Bridge, the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade and Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade.
RMS staff are aware of negative public sentiment towards the bridge project and have commenced a full-on charm offensive to persuade locals of the benefits of all three major projects.
RMS Director Western region Alistair Lunn said the public is welcome to drop into the shop, view information and submit feedback until Friday, June 28.
"During the ongoing development of these projects, there will be more opportunities for the community to provide feedback," he said.
River Street Bridge opponent Greg Kilby said he was impressed with the time RMS staff member Alexandra Hartwig took to listen to his concerns.
"I spent a long time making a submission, she was very helpful and knowledgeable, I gave her all of my ideas," he said.
"I still think Troy Bridge Road should have a high-level bridge on it. The RMS now have my submission, and I hope they listen and take note of the community and our concerns before they go ahead with this project."
Mr Lunn acknowledged public unrest over the usefulness of the River Street Bridge during a flood and said the project would stack up in a flood.
"The new Dubbo $140 million Bridge project, over the Macquarie River in Dubbo will provide flood immunity for Newell Highway traffic up to a one in a 20-year flood event, and access for local traffic up to a one in 50-year event," he said.
Mr Lunn said once the display period ends all public feedback would be considered and responded to.
"A submissions report that outlines feedback received and a summary of responses will be prepared and be publicly available once finalised," he said.
"RMS values the community's feedback and the consultation process to provide a third crossing of the Macquarie River in Dubbo is ongoing. RMS chose the Macquarie street location to be ensure the public had easy access to the displays so they could learn more about the three major projects planned for Dubbo and provide feedback."