$382M for ready-to-go jobs in NSW’s Fixing Local Roads program

A road safety initiative is being rolled out for the upcoming summer harvest period to improve regional road sharing between agricultural vehicles and other road users.The Federal Government has committed $191 million on top of the NSW Government‘s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.

Funding will see $382 million be made available for ready-to-go projects able to start in the next 12 months.

This initiative is hoped to improve local roads across the state while providing an estimated 3500 jobs.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole met in Yass, NSW to announce the package.

Mr. McCormack said the Australian Government’s funding injection is about generating jobs, encouraging spending and stimulating local economies.

“This is money for small projects which make a big difference in people’s everyday lives right across regional NSW,” he said.

Mr. Toole said the NSW Government was also accelerating its funding for the program to get more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads under way faster.

“It means communities right across the State will see work starting on the local roads in their area as soon as next month.”

Mr. Toole said the first round of the program would see $250 million of funding for 258 projects in 83 Local Government Areas.

Applications for round two of the program will open later this year. Projects are required to be delivered within two years of receiving funding.

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