NSW Regional Road upgrades get further investment

A new round of funding is set to help regional councils improve road safety and travel times for motorists.

Applications are now open for a third round of funding, as part of the New South Wales Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads Program.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the round of funding will help to support the states infrastructure.

“This funding will make a real difference to regional communities, supporting about 3500 jobs state-wide, and helps us to build a safer, stronger regional NSW,” Barilaroi said.

Councils will be able to apply for up to $3 million for a single road project and up to $1 million for smaller road projects.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the rollout program will ensure that communities throughout the state can be supported when undertaking road projects.

“Communities are already starting to see the benefits of this program, with more than 55 of these projects open to traffic, another 28 projects close to finished and another 106 are in delivery,” Tolle said.

“We want to ensure councils are geared up and able to deliver these projects, so communities are seeing the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel.”

Project can begin construction within six months of receiving funding and are able to be completed within two years.



Related stories:

Interesting? Share this article