Further maintenance and repair of local roads is coming, with 13 new road projects across the region thanks to the latest round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke has welcomed the funding to improve roads for regional communities, farmers and freight, with the projects amongst 138 to rollout under the $153 million third round of the program.

“These projects will give councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that really matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Ms Cooke said.

“Our community is already reaping the benefits of this program with over $30 million invested over previous rounds and the latest round of funding will see investment in each Local Government Area in the electorate.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Fixing Local Roads had already delivered more than $394 million for 361 projects across 91 regional Local Government Areas from Armidale to Albury in the first two rounds.

“We know that sometimes it’s small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day,” Mr Toole said.

“Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic – and today’s announcement will see councils deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years.

“These projects won’t just ensure that locals see the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel, they’re also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction.

“Small projects like these not only make a big difference to the roads locals use every day, but they’ll also support the domestic tourist market when our regions open up again.”

The following projects are being announced under this round of funding:

Council NameProject TitleFLR Funding
Bland Shire CouncilSouth Yalgogrin Road – Sealing$ 2,983,680
Coolamon Shire CouncilChamberlains Lane, Coolamon – Sealing$ 1,055,769
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional CouncilSalt Clay Lane, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing$315,000
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional CouncilOld Gundagai Road, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing$274,500
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional CouncilBrawlin Road, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing$301,500
Cowra Shire CouncilLocal Collector Network – Sealing$929,250
Hilltops CouncilCullinga Mines – Rehabilitation$642,600
Junee Shire CouncilRiver Road – Drainage & Erosion Repairs$420,004
Junee Shire CouncilRiver Road – Rehabilitation$360,180
Junee Shire CouncilRiver Road – Rehabilitation$950,400
Narrandera Shire CouncilNarrandera Bus Route (N2418 & N0466) – Sealing$941,029
Temora Shire CouncilUrban Roads, Temora – Sealing$998,636
Weddin Shire CouncilGreenthorpe Koorawatha Road, Greenthorpe – Safety Improvements$2,942,133

Fixing Local Roads is a $500 million NSW Government program, which was boosted by the Australian Government over the first two rounds with an additional $191 million.

Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found at nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.