Bland Shire Council will soon receive funding of $4,623,796 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Bland Shire has over 2500km of roads to manage and this latest funding will provide 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 $870,863 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.”
Bland Shire Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Rodney Crowe said Council welcomes the additional Regional and Local Roads Repair funding which will be used to expand our scope for the rehabilitation and renewal of our transport assets.
“This funding will be crucial to providing a safe and efficient network that services our agricultural, business and mining sectors and improving road user safety for all motorists.” Cr Crowe said.
The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer.
Over the past five years, Bland Shire Council has secured over $9.1 million in NSW Government funding to deliver 8 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.