Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $20 million to upgrade 31km of the Clarence Way between Bonalbo and Urbenville.
“The Clarence Way is a critical route connecting the Bonalbo and Urbenville communities however the road is currently in exceptionally poor condition.” Mr Hogan said.
“This upgrade will see significant safety improvements including pavement widening and strengthening as well as drainage and delineation improvements.
“Importantly, the upgrade will ensure locals, businesses and other road users get to their destination safer and sooner.
“Our government recognises the costs to upgrade rural and regional roads is often prohibitive for local governments, which is why we are committed to providing this vital funding under the Remote Roads Upgrade Program (RRUP).”
Kyogle Council Mayor Kylie Thomas said, “This is a great day for the region. Kyogle Council has worked tirelessly to highlight the absolutely key role that the Clarence Way plays in connecting our communities and businesses, and thanks the Federal Government for providing this critical funding support.
“The upgrade will benefit locals each and every day – making each trip safer and more comfortable and also kickstarting further community growth and development.”
The NSW Nationals in the federal government are providing $16 million, or 80% of the project cost, through the RRUP.
Kyogle Council will contribute $4 million in co-funding.