Cowra Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,319,288 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Cowra Shire has over 1200km of roads to manage, with this latest funding a welcome boost allowing further repairs to be undertaken.
“This investment is all about improving the roads we use every day, making them safer for the freight industry, tourists, and the commute to and from work or school,” Ms Cooke said.
“It is fantastic to have this funding secured, which builds on an initial cash injection of $441,613 for council to fix potholes announced in December.
“I am advised council has been sent the funding deeds, and once the deed is executed the money goes into the bank.”
Cowra Shire Council General Manager Paul Devery said council appreciates the ongoing support from the NSW Government in providing this additional funding.
“We have a big job in front of us over the next few years progressively bringing the roads back up to the standard expected by the community and this funding will be a major boost in achieving that aim,” Mr Devery said. The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer. Over the past five years, Cowra Shire Council has secured over $5 million in NSW Government funding to deliver 7 road projects through Fixing Local Roads and Fixing Country Roads, on top of assistance through Regional Roads Block Grant program and NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements.