LOCAL COUNCILS WORK WITH NSW GOVERNMENT TO BUILD BETTER ROAD FREIGHT NETWORKS
Interest in the latest round of the Fixing Country Roads program is sky-high as Transport for NSW staff made their way around the regions, assisting councils with their applications, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said today.
The NSW Government is making $100 million in funding available in Round Three of Fixing Country Roads to boost the efficiency of freight transport from paddock to port.
“The NSW Government continues to invest heavily in improving freight networks in our region because they are committed to regional NSW.
“Already, Transport for NSW Freight Industry Branch has conducted workshops in Tamworth with strong interest from our local councils.
“I have already been speaking with our local councils about some exciting projects so I will fight hard to ensure we get a fair share of funding under this program.”
Councils were at the workshops to discuss the best way to articulate the economic benefits of their road projects, an essential part of qualifying for funding in the application process.
“Councils have praised the workshops as useful and practical, ensuring that good projects do not miss out on Federal and State government funding.”
Projects that have previously been funded under Fixing Country Roads include:
Sealing Appleby Lane, Tamworth
Intersection upgrades at Phoenix Street, Tamworth
Bridge assessments across the electorate
Widening Bergen Bridge in Walcha
Replacing the Flags Niangala Bridge, Walcha
Applications for Fixing Country Roads Round 3 close on 1 September 2017. Further information is available at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/fixing-country-roads.