Councils in the Dubbo electorate will shortly start receiving funds for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the money is going straight into the bank accounts of Dubbo Regional Council, Narromine Shire Council, and Mid-Western Regional Council to help them cover the extra costs and workload pressures following this year’s unprecedented rain and storms.
“These grants are a rapid injection of cash to help councils get on with the job of repairing potholes to get us through the wet summer ahead,” Mr Saunders said.
“That’s on top of our ongoing investment in a stronger road network through Fixing Local Roads, Fixing Country Roads and Fixing Country Bridges.”
“This additional support will help councils repair their most damaged roads, improving safety and reducing wear and tear on vehicles.
“The extra funding is the first of its kind in NSW, and I’m backing our councils to prioritise their local roads and do the work that’s most needed.”
Each council that applied has been allocated funding based on the length of their regional and local road network.
Funding across the Dubbo electorate:
- Dubbo Regional Council – $955,707.88
- Mid-Western Regional Council – $778,670.45
- Narromine Shire Council – $575,608.07