Steph Cooke, James Davis, Matt Austin stand on the side of a road and hold a large cheque. The weather is extremely foggy.

Work to fix local roads will soon be underway across the Junee Shire thanks to a joint funding effort from the Australian and NSW Governments.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced $2,594,539 from the Fixing Local Roads program to seal more than 310,000m2 of road across the shire.

“This is a fantastic boost for the entire region and means everyone using our roads, from school buses, increasing agriculture freight and visitors, can travel more safely around our region,” Ms Cooke said.

“Congratulations to the Junee Shire Council for securing this funding and undertaking this vital work.”

Junee Shire Mayor Neil Smith thanked the NSW and Federal Governments for their contributions. 

“I’m over the moon and I think anyone who isn’t does not live in reality! Country roads are the lifeblood of rural and regional Australia, we rely on good line marking in dark and foggy conditions and safer roads all round,” Cr Smith said.

“The safety of our roads is paramount for anyone living in the country and I take my hat off to the Government for making such a generous contribution to our region’s arteries.”

The Australian Government has committed $191 million to build on the first round of the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring even more regional communities benefit, faster.