Regional New South Wales communities will soon be able to apply for a share of $150 million to upgrade roads, bridges and truck washes with the Fixing Country Roads grants.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said, “This program supports our freight industry by improving the connectivity of local roads, including key freight corridors.
“This reduces the cost of getting goods to market for local businesses and unlocks greater economic opportunities.”
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure, Chris Gulaptis, encouraged councils to submit an application to ensure they get a share of the funding.
“This is a great opportunity for our regional councils to deliver the projects that they know the local community wants,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“Councils can submit a stand-alone application or partner with other local government areas on larger-scale projects that could help improve the efficiency of the freight task.”
The 2019 instalment is part of a $543 million commitment for Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads.
Applications for the current round will be open until 10 October 2019.