Official Media Release

NSW Government Announces Funding For Upper Hunter

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Resources, today announced $3,888,750 for the Bylong Valley Way Upgrade for Mid-Western Council as part of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program.

Mr Johnsen said the funding would enable the Mid-Western Council to help improve the road for freight, and address any safety issues regarding the road.

“This project is for a capital upgrade of a 9.4km section of the Bylong Valley Way Road to improve movement of freight for mining, as well as address the poor condition of the road which is causing safety issues,” Mr Johnsen said.

“This win for the the Bylong Valley Way is funded by the sixth round of the Resources for Regions, bringing the total number of projects supported by the program to more than 60 since 2012.

“The Nationals in Government’s Resources for Regions programs helps projects create extra jobs and economic growth in mining-related communities.”

The Resources for Regions program is funded from the Restart NSW Fund, part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructure which increases the economic growth and productivity of the state.

Resources for Regions is part of the $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.

“Having heard from Mid-Western Council, I know that the Council is pleased to have received funding from Resources for Regions, allowing them to do further critical work on the Bylong Valley Way,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

For further information, go to www.nsw.gov.au/regionalgrowth