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The Orange by-pass is back on the agenda in a big way. Residents are divided about where it should go. Council voted for a route THEN decided to commission a study to assess all the options. Alan Jones thinks Council made the wrong decision. So does the HSAG, which wants to know why residents' views have been ignored?


President (Colin Barnes)
'City Bank' Carcoar NSW 2791
Ph 02 6367 3055 Fax 02 6367 3114

Spokesperson (Marj Bollinger)
'Glenelga' Molong NSW 2866
Ph 02 63668593 Fax 02 6366 8641

Secretary (Claire Braund)
Suite 139, 102 Longueville Rd Lane Cove NSW 2066
Ph 02 9418 6524 Fax 02 9420 4002 Mobile 02 0409 981781


About the HSAG

The Highway Safety Action Group of NSW Inc, is a high-profile voluntary community organisation promoting road safety.

It was established at a public meeting in Orange in May 1992 by more than 400 people following the death of several young people on roads in Central West NSW.

HSAG founder, Marj Bollinger, was closely touched by the accidents, when her son Neil was involved in a crash that killed two people and severely injured another passenger.

Six weeks later popular local journalist Sonya Reece died when wool bales fell from a truck onto her car at Mt Lambie near Lithgow.

Heavy vehicles travelling on the poorly maintained Great Western Highway caused both accidents.

There was an opportunity to turn these tragic accidents into something positive through strong community action on road safety in regional NSW.

The HSAG was the product of that moment.


  1. Act as a non profit organisation promoting safe road travel for the benefit and welfare of the community at large.
  2. Encourage a realistic balance of road and rail haulage of goods and passengers
  3. Act as a community group to achieve these aims
  4. Liaise with other bodies with similar objectives
  5. Promote local community awareness on road safety



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