Cash in the bank to help councils fix local roads

Councils across the Dubbo electorate will receive over $12 million to fix more potholes on local roads, as part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced:

  • $5,074,270 for Dubbo Regional Council to repair 2783 kilometres of council-owned roads
  • $4,134,301 for Mid-Western Regional Council to repair 2268km of council-owned roads
  • $3,056,154 for Narromine Shire Council to repair 1676km of council-owned roads

“Driving around the region, whether it’s Trangie in the west or Gulgong in the east, we’ve all seen just how bad the potholes have become,” Mr Saunders said.

“That’s why the NSW Nationals announced the $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program to fix the potholes on council roads right across the state – this is about fixing the roads you use every day.

“This builds on the $23 million in block grant funding delivered by this government to Dubbo electorate councils since 2019, and the more than $29.5 million delivered through the Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round, Fixing Country Roads program and Fixing Country Bridges program.”

Since 2019, councils have received:

  • Dubbo Regional Council – $8,138,000 (block funding) + $13,567,941.13 (grant program funding)
  • Mid-Western Regional Council – $10,224,000 (block funding) + $13,854,070.45 (grant program funding)
  • Narromine Shire Council – $4,710,000 (block funding) + $2,129,008.07 (grant program funding)

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the injection of funds means councils can plan and undertake work now to restore roads and help protect against reoccurring problems.

“We managed to secure an additional $280 million for regional councils. We also provided cash advances for emergency disaster funding to eligible councils and have diverted Transport for NSW road crews to help fix local roads.

“Since 2019, we have invested $1.8 billion into fixing the local roads you use to make your daily life easier.

“I encourage councils to get the deeds signed quickly so that funding for your local and regional roads gets to you sooner for essential repairs to get underway.”

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