Round 2 of the NSW Nationals in government’s accelerated Fixing Local Roads Program has opened to deliver better, safer roads and boost local job opportunities.

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the joint Commonwealth / NSW funded program would help ensure even more regional communities benefit faster through an improved road network.

”This much-needed money for local projects will make a huge difference in people’s everyday lives right across the regions,” Mr Anderson said.

“We can already see projects from Round 1 commencing and with this injection of funds, even more regional communities will be able to see the benefits of this program.

“The Fixing Local Roads program is helping councils repair, maintain and seal the roads that really mattered to regional communities.

“This is about delivering small projects that can make a big difference to motorists – projects that will drive valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery.”

NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Nationals in the state and federal government were working together to deliver more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads faster.

“We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and create better journeys on the roads that really matter to local communities,” Mr Toole said.