(Image: Member for Hunter's messsage to the valley, YouTube)
Ohhh! PER-LEEZE...who are you kidding, Joel? - and on the subject of the Branxton freeway (which you raise in your feelgood film), rather than 'saving lives' it will only help finish off the Hunter Valley as a destination by encouraging motorists to whizz through the unsightly hole the Hunter has become - sigh.
Freeways and bypasses spell doom and gloom for country towns - and we all know it no matter who is delivering the warm and fuzzy spin.