If you use Facebook, read newspapers or listen to the radio then it's highly likely you've seen Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) advertisements promoting a proposed $195 million spend on roads projects in Dubbo.
Despite four attempts by the Daily Liberal to find out how much money has been spent promoting the road projects and inviting feedback, RMS staff repeatedly refused to disclose a figure.
"RMS coordinated an education campaign to raise awareness about the projects and to advise the community where more information can be obtained and how to have their say," a spokeswoman said.
Dubbo Residents and Ratepayers Association president Merrilyn Mulcahy said taxpayers deserved to know how much was being spent on the Building a Better Dubbo marketing campaign.
"The transparency's not there," she said.
"Anybody should be able to find out what they've spent so far. I don't understand why they're hiding anything."
On the new bridge proposal, Ms Mulcahy accused RMS of spending taxpayers money promoting something "that'll do nothing for Dubbo".
"It's not going to solve flood problems, will not help congestion and will take away Wiradjuri Park from the Aboriginal people.
"Dubbo requires a ring road and that will never happen if this bridge is built".