River Street Bridge opponents hoping to view more than 900 individual submissions to the original 2016 Dubbo bridge public consultation have had their hopes dashed by state Roads Minister Paul Toole.
The Stop the River Street Bridge Coalition said Mr Toole gave "evasive" answers during budget estimates questioning last week.
Opponents of the bridge claim raising Troy Bridge to create a Dubbo bypass is a better and more cost-effective alternative to the River Street Bridge and believe the original submissions would include many who agree with them.
Mr Toole said the Review of Environmental Factors submissions report had not been finalised yet, and reports from the 2019 and 2016 consultation activities would be released at the same time.
No date for their release was given during questioning.
The Stop the River Street Bridge Coalition claim if the government had nothing to hide, it would release the original 2016 submissions now.
"Mr Toole gave evasive answers, and the information we requested was not given so none of his answers can be verified," Coalition member Karina McLachlain said
"The 2016 submissions would prove the River Street option was an unpopular choice and we believe many people would have asked why the Troy Bridge road option was not included in the original choices.
Mr Toole gave evasive answers.Karina McLachlain
Mr Toole did not answer when asked why the government would not release the full data from the RMS' 2015 traffic monitoring survey of Dubbo.
Miss McLachlain said she suspects the full results of the survey if released would not support the government's conclusions that 90 per cent of cars and 76 per cent of trucks would stop in Dubbo.
"Even if these trucks and cars did stop in Dubbo that does not mean they would not use a bypass," she said.
"We are not trying to stop trucks coming to Dubbo for business, we want them to have easy access to Dubbo's industrial areas, but we want them to do so without going through our residential streets.
"The government's proposal would see an increase of B doubles and triples and road trains going through the middle of Dubbo.
"The NSW government had the chance to show they are accountable to the Dubbo public, but their evasive answers and refusal to release evidence has shown they can't be trusted."
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