$100 MILLION IN FIXING COUNTRY ROAD FUNDING
OPEN FOR APPLICATION
Member for Tamworth and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads Kevin Anderson today announced the third round of Fixing Country Roads is open and a share of a further $100 million is available to local councils for upgrades to roads, bridges and truck washes.
“The first two rounds saw the NSW Government commit more than $4.4 million for 10 projects in our region, helping local councils tackle freight bottlenecks that are costing local industries and businesses daily,” Mr Anderson said.
“We are very happy to confirm that $100 million will be made available to eligible councils for projects they believe will deliver significant benefits to their local communities.
“Funding can go towards truck wash facilities and upgrades to our roads and bridges that will better link them to key freight hubs, like grain silos, saleyards, supermarket distribution centres and depots.
“It can also help us connect our local roads to major thoroughfares, like the New England and Oxley Highways.”
Mr Anderson encourages councils to submit an application for Fixing Country Roads, but to also consider all the co-funding options available to them and seek the support of local industry.
“By working together on Fixing Country Roads so far, the NSW Government, Australian Government, local councils and industry have turned $155 million into $339 million worth of infrastructure improvements for NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“I recommend Councils throughout the region consider applying for funding under Federal Government initiatives such as the Bridges Renewal Programme, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme and the Building Better Regions Fund.”
The Tamworth electorate has so far secured over $3.3 million in funding through the Fixing Country Roads program and over $1 million through the Fixing Country Truck Washes program.
Applications will be open until 1 September 2017.
For information on the Fixing Country Roads funding criteria, program guidelines and how to submit an application visit freight.transport.nsw.gov.au