Hilltops Council will soon receive funding of $5,008,505 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Hilltops Council has over 2700km 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 $943,321 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.”
Hilltops Council General Manager, Mr Anthony O’Reilly said council is grateful to receive this additional boost to help undertake essential repairs to their road network, which was significantly impacted by severe flooding, storm damage and persistent wet weather events during 2022.
“These works are essential for the safety of our motorists and the freight network which underpins the agricultural industry, the backbone of our economy,” Mr O’Reilly said.
The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer. Over the past five years, Hilltops Council has secured over $24.3 million in NSW Government funding to deliver 28 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.