Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for the ongoing safety and productivity of our local towns and villages.
Ms Cooke met with Junee Mayor Bob Callow today to announce that $2,241,530 in additional road repair funding has been secured for the Junee Shire Council, under the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund (RERRF), to undertake maintenance work on the 877 kilometres of local and regional roads within the LGA.
“It’s my job to shine a light on issues in our electorate, and one of my number one priorities is making sure we have adequate funding to help provide access to roads that are safe and convenient for our communities,” Ms Cooke said.
“It’s with this in mind that I have advocated tirelessly for our region to ensure the Roads Minister fully understands and appreciates the pivotal role our roads play in connecting our towns, and enabling economic growth.
“As a result I am thrilled to announce that we have been able to secure more than $2.2 million in additional funding for much-needed repair and maintenance of our local roads in and around Junee, which is a significant step towards ensuring the safety and convenience of our community members,” she said.
Junee Shire Council Mayor Bob Callow said small road maintenance projects can drive big benefits in the bush.
“The funding will be dedicated to addressing a range of road issues, including pothole repairs, resurfacing, and general road safety improvements,” Mayor Callow said.
“I certainly encourage local residents and businesses to continue providing input on road conditions, and areas that require attention; this feedback helps us make informed decisions about allocating resources where they are needed most,” he said.
Photograph caption: Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, with Junee Shire Council Mayor Bob Callow.