Lower Bendoc Road Upgrade Complete
Major road works along the Lower Bendock Road have been completed, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.
Mr Barilaro joined the Administrator for Snowy Monaro Regional Council Dean Lynch and Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Deputy Director of Service Delivery Peter Sullivan to inspect the work this week. The work comprised of over 2.8 kilometres of upgrades along Lower Bendoc Road from Delegate to its intersection with Haydens Bog Road.
Mr Barilaro said the project received a total of $854,000 in funding under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads fund.
“The funding was used to widen the road and make it stronger to handle current and increases in B-Double timber truck haulage volumes,’ said Mr Barilaro.
“The upgrade will make this section of road safer for road users and ensure better connectivity between this local road and the Monaro Highway. This will play a large role in transport efficiency to the Eden Port, saleyards and timber mills.”
Lower Bendoc Road is a major heavy haulage timber transport route primarily used to transport locally-sourced pine and native timber, as well as timber sourced mainly from Victorian forests.
Mr Barilaro said the Fixing Country Roads program provides targeted funding to local councils for road projects that will eliminate connectivity constraints on local roads in NSW and reduce the cost to market for local businesses.
“The NSW Government is determined to play its part in supporting both Council and the timber industry of the Monaro – a sustainable industry employing hundreds of people in the region,” said Mr Barilaro.