Narrandera Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,836,998 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Narrandera Shire has over 1500km 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 $534,331 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.”
Narrandera Shire General Manager Mr George Cowan said council is grateful for the support from the State Government given the amount of work required across the network.
“The current state of our road networks is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and this funding will certainly help ease some of this pressure,” Mr Cowan said.
The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer. Over the past five years, Narrandera Shire Council has secured over $5.7 million in NSW Government funding to deliver 10 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.