More roads in the region are in line for vital repair, maintenance and sealing work under Round Four of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said previous rounds of the program have delivered over $12 million for projects across Dubbo Regional, Mid-Western Regional, and Narromine Shire Council Local Government Areas (LGAs).
“As we all know, after a few years of heavy rain many of our local roads are in poor condition,” Mr Saunders said.
“This program gives councils in our region the chance to apply for funding to deliver projects including sealing, resurfacing, gravel road maintenance, drainage improvement and patching, leading to more reliable, safer journeys with less wear and tear on vehicles.
“These improvements help stimulate our regional economies, and contribute to the social wellbeing of families, primary producers, truck drivers, and other road users.
“Big infrastructure projects might create a lot of headlines, but these are small projects that make a big difference in people’s everyday lives.”
So far, the Fixing Local Roads program has provided $547 million for 498 projects over three rounds. Of these, 203 are now completed, with a further 295 in the planning and construction phases.
Councils in the Dubbo electorate have until Friday 9 September 2022 to apply for Round Four Fixing Local Roads funding.