Planning approval for the Albion Park Rail Bypass has been pushed back a year.
But a Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said this was not expected to affect the project’s projected start time.
The Roads and Maritime Services website stated planning approval for the long-awaited bypass had been expected in 2016 and funding commitments would “allow construction to start by early 2019”.
While the calendar turned over to 2017 in recent days, Roads and Maritime Services was still awaiting planning approval for the bypass.
“Planning approval for the project is targeted for 2017 after Roads and Maritime Services investigated design changes to the proposed Albion Park Rail Bypass as a result of community feedback,” the Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said.
“The changes include reducing the impact on agricultural land by changing the central interchange at Albion Park.”
“Major work still on track to start in early 2019.”