Farmers, freight operators, and local families will have a safer more efficient way to travel around Griffith thanks to the Liberals and Nationals $500 million commitment to fix local roads.
Member for Murray Austin Evans says more than ten kilometres of local roads will be sealed including Boorga Road and Dickie Road.
“We all know how vital these roads are for our freight operations with moving produce from farm gate to plate,” Mr Evans said.
“Sealing these roads will put an end to safety issues with dust and gravel in poor weather conditions. It needs sealing and the Nationals in government will deliver. “
“We know sealing these roads will not only make them safer and reduce the likelihood of crashes and rollovers, it will also put more money back into the pockets of hard working family operators with ongoing vehicle maintenance due to damage caused by unsealed roads.”
The NSW Nationals have committed more than a billion dollars to help ease the pressure for country councils to repair local roads and bridges while taking back responsibility of more than 15,000 kilometres of regional roads. It includes:
- $500 million Fixing Local Roads program to assist councils to repair, maintain and seal local roads in regional areas,
- $500 million Fixing Country Bridges program to replace the worst timber bridges in regional and rural communities,
- Begin the process to transfer up to 15,000 kilometres of regional roads back to State ownership
Boorga Road and Dickie Road are vital links to the Kidman Way and less than twenty kilometres to the Griffith CBD.