Residents hoping to see more route options for the proposed South Dubbo Bridge need to submit their feedback, says Dubbo Regional Council director infrastructure Julian Geddes.
Council is currently in the process of gathering the public's view on the proposed bridge.
As it stands, there are two route options for the public to see. Option A is a straight bridge that would go from the Newell Highway and Minore Road intersection to the intersection of Sandy Beach Road and Bligh Street, while Option B is curved. It would also start at the Newell Highway and Minore Road intersection but would go to the intersection of Bligh and Wingewarra streets.
But at the community consultation session on the proposed bridge last week, numerous members of the public called for the other two options to be released.
One speaker at the session said the two options were "unworkable for the people of Dubbo". It was met with a loud round of applause.
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He said he couldn't "fathom the logic behind the two options" that would add an extra 15,000 traffic movements on a road through the Lady Cutler complex.
The speaker raised concerns about increasing the traffic at a sporting precinct that was used year round by young children.
Mr Geddes said he was happy to take on the feedback that the public would like to see more options.
The director said as part of the public consultation period the comments council received would be collated in a report and given back to the councillors. It was up to the councillors to determine what was done with the feedback, Mr Geddes said.
In July, the councillors decided to only take the two options to the public exhibition stage. Councillors Stephen Lawrence, Jane Diffey and David Grant were outnumbered in the call for all four to be released.
Speaking to the Daily Liberal at the time, mayor Ben Shields said the two options that council chose not to present were "not practical".
"...blind Freddy can tell they're ridiculous and the residents and businesses that are affected would be outraged," he said.
Mr Geddes said feedback would be vital at all stages of the project.
"Feedback does influence the direction that council will head and we're really keen to make sure that we capture all the issues that are out there, all the concerns and opportunities," he said.
"Council doesn't always have all the answers, the community very often comes up with great ideas and solutions for issues like transport congestion as well. We're very keen to hear the good, the bad and the ugly."
Public submissions on the proposed South Dubbo bridge can be made via the Dubbo Regional Council website.