Temora Shire Council will soon receive funding of $2,430,501 through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said Temora Shire has over 1300km 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 $457,770 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.”
Temora Shire Council Mayor, Cr Rick Firman said this funding will assist the council to undertake repairs across the road network following the 2022 flood and storm events. Without this funding, Council would not have the resources to bring the network up to the required standard after such extreme events.
“We warmly thank the NSW Government for their continued support, these funds will enable network improvements, increasing safety, resident amenity and assisting the freight task for industry,” Cr Firman said.
The NSW Government continues to support local government areas in making our road network smoother and safer. Over the past five years, Temora Shire Council has secured over $11.9 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.