$6 MILLION TO FIX UPPER HUNTER ELECTORATE ROADS
Safer journeys are on the way across the Upper Hunter electorate, with six road projects attracting $6.62 million funding from the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve journeys for regional communities, farmers and freight.
Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the local projects are among 138 to rollout under the $153 million-third round of Fixing Local Roads, which facilitates shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads in their community.
“These projects will give our local councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that really matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Mr Layzell said.
Projects to be funded include;
Upper Hunter Shire Council - stage 2 sealing of Barrington Forest Road - $2,694,234
Liverpool Plains Shire Council - stage 1 rehabilitation of Morduval Lane - $1,368,085
Singleton Council – sealing of Putty Valley Road & Rusty Lane - $1,000,000
Dungog Shire Council – rehabilitation of Duke Street, Clarence Town - $643,500
Dungog Shire Council – rehabilitation of Queen Street, Clarence Town - $566,775
Muswellbrook Shire Council – rehabilitation of Mangoola Road - $348,322
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole 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 its 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 Toole 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 https://nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.