The NSW Government will provide Dubbo Regional Council with a special grant of $100,000 to help fund investigations into a bridge for the southern part of the city.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced the grant on Friday.
It builds on the NSW Government’s $195 million Building a Better Dubbo program of works designed to make roads safer, reduce travel times and improve connectivity.
“We want to ensure we are working with the community to build infrastructure to support Dubbo’s growth,” Mr Saunders said.
“Our Building a Better Dubbo projects will deliver improved flood immunity and help relieve congestion through the middle of town but we also need to start investing in other traffic needs for the city.
“I have been adamant through the discussions into the Building a Better Dubbo projects that there isn’t just one way to fix the issues the city will confront in the coming years.
“I am supportive of calls for a south bridge and this special grant will help council to fund a study into the best corridor for such a bridge.”
Mr Saunders said he had raised the issue with the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole following his recent visit to Dubbo.
Mr Toole said the Nationals in Government were committed to delivering the roads and infrastructure that support local communities.
“I thank the Member for Dubbo for being a strong advocate for his local community and for raising with me the need to look at other infrastructure projects to support Dubbo’s growth into the future.”