Safer journeys are on the way across the Myall Lakes, with Point Road in Tuncurry the latest to be upgraded under the most recent round of the Fixing Local Roads Program.
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the Point Road project will make a significant difference to locals and visitors.
“This project will give Mid Coast Council a helping hand to maintain roads that really matter to our community, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Mr Bromhead said.
“Our community is already reaping the benefits of this program with more than $2.5 million invested across local roads from the first two rounds including upgrades to Muldoon Street, Cowper Street and Diamond Beach Road.
“The latest round of funding will see Mid Coast Council deliver rehabilitation to Point Road, Tuncurry worth more than $760,000 within the next two years.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway 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 Farraway 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.
“Small projects like these not only make a big difference to the roads locals use every day, but they’ll also support the domestic tourist market when our regions open up again.”
Fixing Local Roads is a $500 million NSW Government program, which was boosted by the Australian Government over the first two rounds with an additional $191 million.
Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found at nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads