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 $394 million for 361 projects across 91 regional Local Government Areas from Armidale to Albury in the first two rounds.
“We know that sometimes it’s small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day,” Mr Toole said.
“Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic – and today’s announcement will see councils deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years.
“Small projects like these not only make a big difference to the roads locals use every day, but they’ll also support the domestic tourist market when our regions open up again.”
The following projects are being announced under this round of funding:
|Council Name||Project Title||FLR Funding|
|Bland Shire Council||South Yalgogrin Road – Sealing||$ 2,983,680|
|Coolamon Shire Council||Chamberlains Lane, Coolamon – Sealing||$ 1,055,769|
|Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council||Salt Clay Lane, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing||$315,000|
|Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council||Old Gundagai Road, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing||$274,500|
|Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council||Brawlin Road, Cootamundra – Rehabilitation & Sealing||$301,500|
|Cowra Shire Council||Local Collector Network – Sealing||$929,250|
|Hilltops Council||Cullinga Mines – Rehabilitation||$642,600|
|Junee Shire Council||River Road – Drainage & Erosion Repairs||$420,004|
|Junee Shire Council||River Road – Rehabilitation||$360,180|
|Junee Shire Council||River Road – Rehabilitation||$950,400|
|Narrandera Shire Council||Narrandera Bus Route (N2418 & N0466) – Sealing||$941,029|
|Temora Shire Council||Urban Roads, Temora – Sealing||$998,636|
|Weddin Shire Council||Greenthorpe 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.