Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Narrabri Shire Mayor Ron Campbell and councillor Robert Kneale inspect the completed road pavement replacement project in Narrabri’s CBD.
Narrabri’s new and improved central business district is set to benefit the region for years to come, with the $3.38 million road pavement replacement project now done and dusted.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today joined Narrabri Shire Council Mayor Ron Campbell to inspect the completed project.
“I am thrilled with the result of the CBD and the improved access for shoppers, residents and visitors, boosting productivity for local businesses,” Mr Coulton said.
“As a former mayor, I understand the importance of CBD presentation for community morale and anticipate travellers stopping and staying longer because of the Coalition Government’s investment.
“This project is a great example of two tiers of government working together to better the community.”
Mayor Ron Campbell said having an attractive, accessible, and visually appealing CBD is a vital key to supporting a thriving local economy.
“The final outcome certainly has been worth the temporary disruption with the long-lasting, smooth surface set to service the community for decades to come,” Cr Campbell said.
“The pavement replacement project is a major component of the overall CBD Masterplan, which provides the future planning and development of the Narrabri CBD over the next 15 years.”
The Australian Government committed $1.47 million in funding through the first round of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and $977,367 from the Roads to Recovery Program, with Narrabri Shire Council contributing the remaining funds to complete the project.