$100 Million Investment for Local Councils to Fix Country Roads
A further $100 million will be spent on regional roads, bridges and truck washes to help connect residents, businesses and communities to state highways, key freight networks and industry hubs, as the NSW Government continues to invest in regional infrastructure.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, alongside Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced the third round of Fixing Country Roads is open and a further $100 million is available to councils throughout NSW.
“In the first two rounds, the NSW Government has already committed $890,000 to two projects within the Myall Lakes region, helping local councils tackle freight bottlenecks in the region that is costing local industries and businesses daily,” Mrs Pavey said.
“This investment to eligible councils will deliver significant benefits to their local communities.
“This targeted funding can go towards the upgrade, repair and assessment of our roads, bridges and truck washes. This will link them to key freight hubs, grain silos, saleyards, supermarket distribution centres and depots.
“It can also help us link our local roads to major thoroughfares, like the Pacific Highway and Wingham Road.”
Mr Bromhead encouraged MidCoast Council and other councils across NSW to submit an application for Fixing Country Roads, but to also consider all the co-funding options available to them and seek the support of local industry.
“By partnering together in the first two rounds, the NSW Government, Australian Government, local councils and industry have turned Fixing Country Roads’ $155 million into $339 million worth of infrastructure improvements across NSW,” he said.
Applications will be open until 1 September 2017. For more information visit: freight.transport.nsw.gov.au