Mayor Cr John Seymour, Steph Cooke and Tony Donoghue stand on a dirt road and hold a large cheque.
Mayor Cr John Seymour, Steph Cooke and Tony Donoghue

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

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced funding for four projects which will share in $875,526 from the Fixing Local Roads program.

“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 Coolamon Shire Council for securing this funding and undertaking this vital work.”

Coolamon Shire Council Mayor Cr John Seymour said the funds would be a boost to the local economy.

“Any funding we can get for local roads is a real bonus to us and allows us to provide better roads for the community,” Cr Seymour said.

“This work is opening up the shire for more development and improving access to other parts of the region.”

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 funded across the Coolamon Shire include:

Seal Extension / Initial Sealing

Coopers Lane

Pavement Rehabilitation/Heavy Vehicle Access

Lyne Street, Marrar

Pavement Rehabilitation/Heavy Vehicle Access

Bygoo Road

Resealing

Carlisle Park Road