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A $26 million fix for roads in western NSW

Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton. Photo contributed

Safer journeys are on the way across Western NSW, with 13 projects worth more than $21m rolling out under the latest round of the accelerated Fixing Local Roads program to improve local roads and create local jobs.

Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton said the latest round of Fixing Local Roads funding will help local councils provide safe roads for their communities.

“The first round of the program last year is delivering 38 projects worth $243 million across the Parkes electorate, and now we’re building on that with a further $150 million in round two,” Mr Coulton said.

“One of the biggest projects under the round two is the upgrade of Jobs Gate Road, with Brewarrina Shire Council receiving $5 million for a seal extension.

“Bourke Shire Council has also received major funding, with $4.9 million to complete sealing of six roads in the shire, while Cobar Shire Council has welcomed $2.8 million sealing the Wilga Downs Road.

“A reliable road network is so important for our communities in the bush, so it’s great that the Federal Government has turbocharged the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program by committing $191 million last year,” Mr Coulton said.

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