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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


TWO new local road upgrades will get underway in the Upper Hunter electorate thanks to the NSW Nationals’ $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.

Nationals’ Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell said over $5.7 million will be distributed to Upper Hunter Shire Council and Dungog Shire Council to enable them to accelerate repairs and maintenance work to bring local roads up to scratch.

“The NSW Nationals are committed to fixing the roads you use every day through our $1.8 billion investment into local roads,” Mr Layzell said.

“Work funded will include sealing, resurfacing, road maintenance, drainage improvement and patching of local roads.

“This announcement builds on the $330 million being provided to regional councils to fix potholes and the more than $500 million being invested into our Fixing Country Roads program.”
Projects to secure funding from the Fixing Local Roads program include;
· Upper Hunter Shire Council allocated $2.9 million for sealing work on Hunter Road, Moonan Flat; and,
· Dungog Shire Council has $2.8 million for rehabilitation and maintenance on Allyn River Road, Halton;

Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said Fixing Local Roads was a game changer for regional communities.

“Regional NSW has been doing it tough and we know how much better roads mean to people living in the regions, so I’m especially pleased to announce this injection of much needed funds,” Mr Farraway said.

“The $500 million NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program supports councils to improve routes that regional communities use every day, making journeys for locals, farmers, and freight safer, more efficient, and more reliable.

“Under the former Labor Government our roads went to wrack and ruin and councils were left to fend for themselves. The NSW Nationals in Government have built a strong economy so we can continue to invest in the infrastructure that matters, securing a brighter future for NSW.”

Rounds 1 and 2 of Fixing Local Roads also received an additional $191 million from the Australian Government.

Further information can be found at

PICTURE CAPTION: Dave Layzell and Upper Hunter Mayor Cr Maurice Collison on Hunter Road, Moonan Flat.


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