Currajong Street in Parkes will be rehabilitated with $3.3 million from the NSW and Federal Governments as part of projects rolling out under the latest round of the Fix-ing Local Roads program.
Forbes Shire Council will receive $2,382,564 to improve the Yarrabandai Road affected by recent heavy rainfall.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the road funding would help to tackle the increasing amount of work required to provide safe roads for communities.
“Safe reliable roads are essential infrastructure for communities in regional New South Wales – by improving roads, we are making a big difference to people’s lives in ensuring they get home sooner and safer.”
The two projects are part of 16 successful road projects across the Riverina and Central West receiving over $20 million in funding to help residents and businesses recover from the effects of bushfires, drought, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. NSW Upper House MP, Sam Farraway said that it was great to be able to work with the Federal Government to deliver these vital upgrades to local roads.
“NSW has a road network of more than 180,000 kilometres in length, and nearly 80% is classified as local roads, so it is a real challenge for councils to effectively manage and maintain their road assets,” Sam said.
State Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was committed to helping councils to create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep regional communities connected.
All successful projects will be completed within two years to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.