More Upper Hunter roads in are in line for vital repair, maintenance, and sealing work under Round Four of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.
Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell said previous rounds of the program have delivered more than $20 million to the electorate across over 30 projects undertaken by Dungog, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter councils.
“Now with Round Four of Fixing Local Roads opening, local councils have a chance to apply for even more projects,” Mr Layzell said.
“Projects include sealing, resurfacing, gravel road maintenance, drainage improvement and patching, leading to more reliable, safer journeys with less wear and tear on vehicles.”
“These improvements help stimulate the economies of regions like the Upper Hunter Electorate and contribute to the social wellbeing of families, farmers and freight who use these roads to get to work, education and services.”
“Big infrastructure projects might create a lot of headlines but these are small projects that make a big difference in people’s everyday lives.
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads 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 Upper Hunter Electorate have until 9 September to apply for Round Four Fixing Local Roads funding.
For more information on the Fixing Local Roads Program, go to www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/fixing-country-roads