Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton at last year’s announcement of $12.5 million to seal 70 kilometres of Pooncarie Road in the Central Darling Shire, which will be complemented by new funding of $4.6 million to seal the road in the Wentworth Shire (photo taken March 2019).
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has welcomed a $4.6 million Federal Coalition Government investment to seal the section of Pooncarie Road in the Wentworth Shire, complementing work already underway to seal the road in the Far West of his electorate.
“Last year I announced that the Federal Government would invest $12.5 million to seal 70 kilometres of Pooncarie Road in the Central Darling Shire, so I’m absolutely thrilled that this additional investment will finish the job,” Mr Coulton said.
“Sealing the Pooncarie Road will better connect the Far West with the rest of the state, opening up endless tourism potential and offering enormous advantages for local agricultural industries.”
The Australian Government investment of $4.6 million will be available subject to the New South Wales Government making an equal contribution.
The announcement comes as part of a $2.7 billion Australian Government investment into NSW transport infrastructure to boost the local economy, make roads safer and create thousands of new jobs as part of the Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.