More cash to fix local roads and boost jobs

The Dubbo, Narromine and Mid-Western local government areas are set to benefit from the Australian and New South Wales Governments’ commitment to improving local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions, with Round 2 of the accelerated Fixing Local Roads program opening today.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said this much-needed money for local projects will make a huge difference in people’s everyday lives right across the region.

“We can already see projects from Round 1 commencing throughout the region and with this injection of funds, even more communities will be able to see the benefits of this program,” Mr Saunders said.

“This is about delivering small projects that can make a big difference for local communities – projects that will drive economic stimulus in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery.

“This program is an amazing example of what can happen when all levels of government come together, with Federal and State governments providing the funding and local government completing the work.”

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government had accelerating its funding for the program to get more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads under way faster.

“We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and create better journeys on the roads that really matter to local communities,” Mr Toole said.

Applications for round two of the program are open from today until Friday 4 December 2020. Updated guidelines and a factsheet for Round 2 of Fixing Local Roads can be found here www.rms.nsw.gov.au/fixinglocalroads

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