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The Member for Orange Andrew Gee says the state government supports calls to get the commonwealth to provide more funding for local roads.
Up to 100 people gathered in the city last night to discuss road, rail and air links with the New South Wales roads and transport ministers Duncan Gay and Gladys Berejiklian.
Mr Gee says the state has a $500 million flood repair bill and a lot more financial support is needed from the federal government.
"Absolutely, we had a very productive meeting with representatives from CENTROC and that was certainly one issue that was on the table," he said.
"We're not getting our fair share of anything including GST revenue and we need it to improve transport services out here.
"We were certainly encouraging groups like CENTROC to get out there and make representations to the federal government as we are doing."
The Bells Line Expressway across the Blue Mountains, the Orange to Mudgee road, community transport and regional air services were also raised.
But, the state government is refusing to be drawn on its concerns about a report into the long awaited expressway.
Mr Gee says minister Duncan Gay has read the soon to be released report, but will not reveal why he has reservations about its findings.
"There are a couple of issues in that report which concern him so we're just going to have to see what that report looks like but what the government committed to do in its first term was to map out and set aside the corridor and that's what we're aiming to do.
"He's certainly committed to doing that."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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