Historic roads funding for Myall Lakes
Minister Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead had been instrumental in delivering a 261 per cent increase in grant funding to help build and repair council-owned roads in the Greater Taree City Council local government area.
“In our four budgets since coming into office, the NSW Liberals/Nationals Government has, on average, delivered $8.45 million each year in grant funding to the Greater Taree City Council to upgrade and repair their roads and bridges,” Minister Gay said.
“This compares to Labor’s annual average of just $2.34 million in their last four Budgets.
Mr Bromhead said NSW Labor had always taken the people and businesses of Myall Lakes for granted and the ALP’s inability, over 16 years, to build and repair vital road and transport infrastructure was infamous.
“Labor can’t be trusted to lay a metre of bitumen, let alone deliver major infrastructure upgrades – Labor is and always has been a road to nowhere,” Mr Bromhead said.
“I’m proud the NSW Government has delivered historic levels of funding to councils right across the electorate including Greater Taree City Council and Great Lakes Council which has also received a substantial increase in funding.”
“The communities and business of Myall Lakes will never forget how Labor abandoned them for 16 years.
Key Greater Taree City Council owned road projects supported by Government grants since April 2011 include:
- $12.2 million for restoration works in the Greater Taree local government area
- $5.1 million to upgrade Wallanbah and Avalon Roads
- $2.25 million to upgrade Lakes Way north
- $2.5 million to replace both Marlee and Duff bridges
- $214, 000 on street lighting in the Greater Taree local government area