Official Media Release

$4.4 Million In Road Projects In Dungog To Boost Safety, Jobs

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that Dungog Shire will benefit from $4.4 Million in funding which will improve local roads and create jobs as part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring even more regional communities benefit, faster.

Mr Johnsen said the Nationals in Government are committed to providing funding allocated to shovel-ready projects to drive jobs in regional NSW.

“This is about delivering small projects that can make a big difference for local communities – projects that will drive valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery,” Mr Johnsen said.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was accelerating its funding for the program to get more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads under way faster.

“We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and create better journeys on the roads that really matter to local communities,” Mr Toole said.

Mr Johnsen continued, saying that in Dungog it will mean smoother, safer trips along the roads our community use every day – roads like Paterson River Road and Salisbury Road.

“This the program will deliver $4,492,500 for three projects across Dungog Shire, greatly assisting our local Dungog economy,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Projects will need to be delivered within two years of receiving funding, to ensure that local communities are benefiting sooner,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

Projects receiving funding in the Dungog Shire include:

Project Funding Amount $

 

Paterson River Road

Rehabilitation

     $1,650,000
Salisbury Road

Rehabilitation

$1,275,000
Summer Hill Road

Rehabilitation

$1,567,500

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