Official Media Release

Applications Open For Fixing Country Roads

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture today announced that communities in regional NSW could soon benefit from a share in up to $150 million in Fixing Country Roads grants to upgrade regional roads, bridges and truck washes across regional NSW.

Mr Johnsen said the Nationals in Government are committed to delivering better, safer road infrastructure across the State.

“Today we are opening the next round of Fixing Country Roads, a program created in 2015 by the NSW Nationals in Government,” Mr Johnsen said.

“We’ve already delivered 302 Fixing Country Road projects, which support our freight industry by improving the connectivity of local roads, reducing the costs to business and driving economic growth in the regions.”

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

“Our local councils can submit a standalone application or partner with other local government areas on larger-scale projects that could help improve the efficiency of the freight task.”

Councils can also consider applying for additional funding under Federal Government initiatives like the Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and the Building Better Regions Fund.

The 2019 instalment is part of the $543 million NSW Liberals and Nationals in Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

Applications are open until 10 October 2019.

For information on the Fixing Country Roads funding criteria, program guidelines and how to submit an application can be found https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/freight-hub.

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