The Cootamundra electorate will receive $5.67 million for vital road safety works as round four of the $822 million Safer Roads program begins to roll out.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the investment being made through Safer Roads was saving lives.
“Projects like these make a huge difference to locals, visitors, primary producers and transport operators, and help ensure everyone who travels on our roads makes it home safely at the end of the day,” Ms Cooke said.
“The NSW Government is committed to reducing the road toll and it is estimated the program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years.
“This round of the program will see $135 million invested in 78 new projects across the state as well as continuing projects from previous rounds,” Ms Cooke said.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this latest round of the Safer Roads program built on the $408 million commitment of the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments in March to deliver hundreds of projects designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.
“Both governments have a shared goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our roads, because no one should have to hear the devastating news that a loved one has lost their life in a crash,” Mr Toole said.
“More than $92 million of this funding will be invested in making our regional roads safer through improvements like safety barriers, rumble strips and wide centre lines.
“We know how important good roads are in the bush – projects like these are ensuring every trip is a safer one and building on our vision for a safer, stronger regional NSW,” Mr Toole said.