Far west roads get extra $45 million


New Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Roads, Paul Toole with National Party MLC, Sam Farraway. PHOTO TWH

A record $45 million to upgrade local roads across western NSW will improve road journeys for rural communities, farmers, and freight, including at Bourke and Brewarrina, and in the unincorporated area west of Wanaaring.

Bourke Shire Council will receive $3m to seal the Toorale Road, and Brewarrina Council will also get $3m for stage 3 of the sealing of Job’s Gate Road.

In the Unincorporated Area. $2.6m will be spent of re-gravelling and sealing the Cameron Corner Road, and a further $2.6m will be spent on the Netley Road Causeway.

Deputy Premier, and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said the $45m would deliver 34 projects across 24 shires in the far west under the Fixing Local Roads Program, which is helping councils repair, maintain and seal priority roads.

“This program is helping to deliver better road journeys that families, freight and farmers use every day,” Mr Toole said.

“The far west is already reaping the benefits of this program with $81m invested across the region for 67 projects in previous funding. Some are now open to traffic, and this round will see another 34 projects completed over the next two years.”


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