Applications open to fix country roads

The New South Wales government has made $150 million available for applications as part of the Fixing Country Roads grants.

The funds are available to upgrade regional NSW roads, bridges and truck washes.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was committed to delivering better, safer roads infrastructure across the State.

“We’ve now opened the next round of Fixing Country Roads grants, which will build upon the $386 million already invested by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government through this program into 302 projects across regional communities,” Mr. Toole said.

The program aims to support the freight industry by improving the local connectivity of roads and key freight corridor.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis encouraged councils to submit an application to ensure they get a share of the funding.

“This is a great opportunity for our regional councils to deliver the projects that they know the local community wants,” Mr. Gulaptis said.

Councils can submit applications or partner with other local government areas on larger projects.

Applications for the current round of funding will be open until 10 October 2019.

The 2019 instalment is part of a $543 million commitment for Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads.

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