Coonamble's Railway St Upgrade Complete
Works on the resealing of Railway Street in Coonamble are now complete, marking a significant improvement for heavy vehicles accessing the Coonamble Saleyards.
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said that he was proud the NSW Government were able to contribute funding for the project under the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program.
“By providing better access for heavy vehicles to the Coonamble Saleyards and adjacent GrainCorp silos, this project will create benefits for producers, purchasers and processors, bulk buyers and exporters,” Mr Humphries said.
“The NSW Government has committed $500 million as part of the Fixing Country Roads program for upgrades such as these, with the goal of eliminating connectivity constraints on local roads and reducing the cost to market for local businesses.
“Upgrades at the entry of the Coonamble Saleyards will support improved safety for vehicles entering the saleyards as well as driver and livestock comfort.
“Importantly, we are also ensuring that our saleyards remain attractive and competitive for producers and buyers alike,” Mr Humphries said.
Road works have included the asphalting of the immediate area around the loading ramps at the saleyards, and the widening and redesign of the alternate access road.
The project aims to eliminate the chokepoint in the vicinity of the saleyards and accelerate truck turnaround time to improved efficiency.
The $220,000 Railway Street upgrade project received $165,000 in funding from the NSW Government, and was delivered by Coonamble Shire Council.
The Fixing Country Roads Round One funding has provided $43 million in funding for 77 projects, worth close to $100 million; Fixing Country Roads Round Two has provided $50 million in funding for 64 projects, worth more than $130 million.