Applications are now open for Round Four of the New South Wales Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.
The Fixing Local Roads Program is a $500 million NSW Government program over five years, to assist councils in reducing their local council roads maintenance backlog.
The NSW road network is over 180,000 kilometres in length, with approximately 80 per cent classified as ‘Local Roads’, according to the State Government. Local councils are currently responsible for maintaining well over 85 per cent of the NSW road network.
Councils can apply for funding to complete works to improve journeys on these local roads which are used by regional communities every day.
As part of the first three rounds of funding, $547 million has already been allocated for 498 projects – 203 of which are already open to traffic and a further 295 in the planning and construction phases.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the latest round of funding can be directed towards fixing potholes and general road maintenance on local roads.
“NSW has certainly had its fair share of natural disasters and extreme weather, and while we cannot control Mother Nature, we can control our response by improving the standard of our local road network,” Farraway said.
Applications for Round Four are open until Friday, 9 September 2022.
For more information on the program, click here.