Jaymes Rath, Cr Mark Liebich, Steph Cooke MP and General Manager Glenn Carroll stand on a road and hold a large cheque.
Jaymes Rath, Cr Mark Liebich, Steph Cooke MP and General Manager Glenn Carroll

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

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced funding for three projects which will share in $4,616,912 from the Fixing Local Roads program.

“This is a fantastic boost for all of Weddin Shire and will mean everyone using our roads, school buses, increasing agriculture freight and visitors can travel more safely,” Ms Cooke said.

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

Weddin Shire Council Mayor Cr Mark Liebich said the funding would improve road safety around the region.

“This grant program will bring our roads up to 2020 standard, $4.6 million is a lot of money,” Cr Liebich said.

“This will benefit everyone in our area, including farmers, tourists and school buses. We need to have safety on our roads and this is brilliant.”

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.

Projects will need to be delivered within two years of receiving funding, to ensure that local communities are benefiting sooner.

  • Pavement Rehabilitation

Pullabooka Road, Pullabooka

11km rehabilitation of existing seal and widening the seal from 5m-7m to a uniform 7mm width seal, and renew 6 concrete culverts

$3,898,702

  • Asphalt Resurfacing

Nowlans Road, Piney Range

Gravel re-sheeting 15.6km of Nowlans Road to improve safety and access to Weddin Shire’s major tourist attraction – Weddin Mountains, Ben Hall Cave

$504,800

  • Resealing

Back Piney Range Road, Grenfell

Resealing existing primer seal – 5.6km of Back Piney Range Road to improve community safety and access to Weddin Shire’s major tourist attraction – Weddin Mountains, Ben Hall Cave

$213,410