Five projects in the Orange electorate have been shortlisted for funding under the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads Programme. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Orange MP, Andrew Gee, said 194 expressions of interests were received with 122 shortlisted for the development of a full application. “The NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads programme is designed to better connect local roads to state highways and key freight hubs such as silos, sale yards, rail heads, supermarket distribution centres, industrial parks and depots to make it easier to move regional freight from paddock to port,” Mr Gee said.
“Over the next month, Transport for NSW will be in contact with councils and will also be holding a series of workshops in regional locations across the state to assist councils in developing full applications.” Projects shortlisted for the application include the Newell Highway to Wirrinya Heavy Vehicle route upgrade and the upgrade of Middle Trundle Road in Parkes Shire. Full applications will close on Monday, 2nd May 2016, with the successful projects expected to be announced by the end of June.