Coolamon Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,552,095 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Coolamon Shire has over 1400km 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 secure this funding, which builds on an initial cash injection of $480,671 for council to fix potholes announced in December.
“I am advised council has been sent the funding deeds, and once this deed is executed the money will go into the bank.”
Coolamon Shire Council General Manager, Mr Tony Donoghue said this funding means works can be carried out sooner, getting the roads back to being safe and functional for the community quickly.
“We understand and appreciate the patience that our community and road users have allowed us over these recent trying weather conditions and the subsequent impact that has had on our road network.” Mr Donoghue said.
The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer.
Over the past five years, Coolamon Shire Council has secured over $3.2 million in NSW Government funding to deliver 14 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.