Great news on roads funding

Post date: Jul 2, 2020 8:14:15 PM

Mid-Western Regional Council is set to receive over $5m in road funding, after the NSW Government has partnered with the Federal Government to fast-track work on roads in the region.

State member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders joined with Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, yesterday to announce the expansion of the Fixing Local Roads Program.

The program will see a total of $500 million spent by the NSW Government, with this round of $191 million complemented by $191 million worth of Federal funding.

This round sees the Mid-Western Regional Council receive $5,299,700 to complete the sealing of Aarons Road, along with a series of projects to finish the sealing of all Collector Road bus routes.

Mr Saunders said the program will deliver safer roads for our region, as well as providing valuable jobs in the local economy, which has suffered as a result of prolonged drought and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is about delivering projects that can make a big difference for local communities – projects that will drive valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery,” he said.

“It’s a wonderful example of what can happen when governments work collaboratively towards a common goal.

“The NSW Government has set aside a large amount of money for the Fixing Local Roads program, and for our Federal colleagues to jump on board with funding of their own shows how important it is for people living in regional areas to have safe roads to travel

on.”

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