Local roads in the Tamworth region may now be in line for vital repair, maintenance and sealing work under Round Four of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Fixing Local Roads Program.
Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the last two rounds of the program had delivered more than $13 million in road works for eight projects, meaning safer journeys for commuters across the electorate.
“The Fixing Local Roads program gives councils the opportunity to address some of the most pressing road projects across the region,” Mr Anderson said.
“After two years of heavy rain, a few roads across the electorate need sealing, resurfacing, maintenance, drainage improvement and patching. This program funds those improvements and I look forward to seeing several projects receive funding this year so that we can deliver safer journeys and less wear and tear on vehicles.
“Big infrastructure brings the headlines, but road work means investment and every time I’m held up by road works, I know that means local jobs and food on the table for a local family.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the NSW Government has already funded almost 500 Fixing Local Roads projects across 95 regional councils and now with Round Four opening, even more projects will get underway.
“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,” Mr Farraway said.
So far, the Fixing Local Roads program?has?provided?$547 million?for 498?projects over three rounds. Of these, 203 are now completed with a further 295 in the planning and construction phases.
“After 16 years, the former Labor Government left NSW with a $30 billion infrastructure backlog, our Government is building our way forward with a $19.4 billion regional roads and transport infrastructure pipeline.”
Councils in the Tamworth Electorate have until 2 September to apply for Round Four Fixing Local Roads Funding.