Photo Caption (L-R): Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields, State Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders and Dubbo Regional Council CEO Michael McMahon.
The Australian and New South Wales Governments have joined forces, investing major funds to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads across regional NSW.
The Australian Government has committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring more regional communities benefit, faster.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said 14 local councils in his electorate of Parkes would share in an enormous $43.9 million of funding.
“This is a massive win for the entire Parkes electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“Under the first round of this program, funding will go to 38 projects in the electorate, which will mean smoother and safer trips along the roads our communities use every day.
“This is about delivering small improvements that can make a huge difference. These projects will drive valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on works.”
As part of round one, $250 million will be invested in 258 projects across 83 Local Government Areas. Applications for round two of the program will open later this year.
Projects will need to be delivered within two years of receiving funding, to ensure that local communities are benefiting sooner.
For a full list of projects in the Federal electorate of Parkes, please see further below.
Dubbo State Electorate:
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said a number of projects in his electorate would be funded.
“These projects will seal, maintain and repair local roads to generate local jobs and local spending within our community,” Mr Saunders said.
Barwon State Electorate:
Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said the joint investment meant a stronger future for the regions.
“These projects will build more resilient communities, driving an estimated 3,500 jobs in regional NSW.”
Northern Tablelands State Electorate:
Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the funding injection would act as a giant economic stimulus.
“These projects will help generate and retain jobs, helping our region to rebuild and recover from the effects of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19,” Mr Marshall said.
Tamworth State Electorate:
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was fantastic news for councils.
“We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and better journeys on these roads.”
PARKES ELECTORATE PROJECTS – FIXING LOCAL ROADS ROUND ONE
|Local Government Area (LGA)||Project Name||Total FLR Funding||State Electorate|
|Bogan Shire Council||Colane Road Reseal and Resheet||$478,354||Barwon|
|Bogan Shire Council||Pangee Road Resheet||$480,000||Barwon|
|Bogan Shire Council||Yarrandale Road Repair & Reseal||$863,009||Barwon|
|Bourke Shire Council||Regional Local Road 5 (RLR5), Caronga Peak Road||$4,600,000||Barwon|
|Brewarrina Shire Council||Jobs Gate Road – Seal Extension||$5,000,000||Barwon|
|Cobar Shire Council||Sealing Pulpulla Road||$5,000,000||Barwon|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Carinda Road Repairs||$612,870||Barwon|
|Dubbo Regional Council||Backlog of Local Urban Street Reseals- Priority 1A||$483,896||Dubbo|
|Dubbo Regional Council||Backlog of Rural Local Road Reseals – Priority 1B||$1,024,996||Dubbo|
|Dubbo Regional Council||Wheelers Lane and Keswick Parkway Roundabout Rehabilitation – Priority No 2||$966,000||Dubbo|
|Dubbo Regional Council||Old Mendooran Road – Extend Seal 2.1kms – Priority No 3||$1,160,100||Dubbo|
|Gilgandra Shire Council||Rehabilitation Segments 6 and 8 Berida Bullagreen Road||$196,200||Barwon|
|Gunnedah Shire Council||Kelvin Road Upgrade and Seal||$4,053,409||Tamworth|
|Lachlan Shire Council||Reconstruction of William, Lachlan and Busby Streets, Condobolin||$800,000||Barwon|
|Lachlan Shire Council||Officers Parade reconstruction||$600,000||Barwon|
|Lachlan Shire Council||Condobolin School Precinct||$1,360,000||Barwon|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Sealing of Curves on SR108 Burrington Road||$560,588||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Sub Arterial Road Sealing -Terry Hie Hie 5.8km||$1,087,500||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Intersection Upgrades with State Highways||$690,000||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Bridge Approaches Sealing Part 1 of 3||$232,500||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Bridge Approaches Sealing Part 2 of 3||$135,000||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Bridge Approaches Sealing Part 3 of 3||$135,000||Northern Tablelands|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Sealing of Curves on SR1 Watercourse Road||$622,463||Northern Tablelands|
|Narrabri Shire Council||Millie Road Section Upgrade||$3,245,340||Barwon|
|Walgett Shire Council||Cumberdoon Way (Priority: 1 of 8)||$4,673,050||Barwon|
|Walgett Shire Council||Montekeila Street (Priority: 5 of 8)||$193,500||Barwon|
|Warren Shire Council||Repairs to key local road – Nevertire-Bogan Road||$445,300||Barwon|
|Warren Shire Council||Repairs to key local road – Ellengerah Road||$324,150||Barwon|
|Warren Shire Council||Repairs to key local road – Old Warren Road||$534,300||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Coolah Neilrex Road – seal missing link||$1,275,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Neilrex Road||$150,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Coolah Creek Road||$150,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Booloola Road||$300,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Piambra Road||$450,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Bugaldie Goorianawa Road||$300,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Lawson Park Road||$150,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Merrygoen Road||$300,000||Barwon|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Napier Lane||$300,000||Barwon|