Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed investment of $929,250 for Cowra Shire Council, under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve regional roads.
Cowra’s project will involve sealing the Local Collector Network and is among 138 to roll-out under the $153 million third round of the program.
“This project will give Cowra Shire Council a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that matter to the Cowra Community,” Ms Cooke said.
Cowra Shire Council Mayor Bill West says this funding is vital for Cowra’s roads.
“This funding is important as we continue to improve the standard of our local road network,” Cr West said.
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Fixing Local Roads had already delivered more than $394 million for 361 projects across 91 regional Local Government Areas from Armidale to Albury in the first two rounds.
“We know that sometimes it’s small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day,” Mr Toole said.
“Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic – and today’s announcement will see councils deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years.
“These projects won’t just ensure that locals see the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel, they’re also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction.”
Fixing Local Roads is a $500 million program from the NSW Nationals in the state government, boosted by an additional $191 million from the NSW Nationals in the federal government.
Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found at nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.