More Cash On Offer To Fix Local Roads

12 Jul 2021 roads

Central Coast Council has just days remaining to apply for funding in round three of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a total of $500 million is available to regional and rural councils across NSW.

“Our community has received its fair share of funding through the first two rounds of Fixing Local Roads and I want to ensure Council makes the most of the millions now on offer,” Mr Crouch said.

“Given the Council’s current financial situation, this is a perfect opportunity to carry out vital repairs, maintenance and sealing of priority local roads without having to pay for it.

“Over the past few years the NSW Government has provided over $120 million of grant funding to Central Coast Council, and on my watch this will continue.”

Mr Crouch said Council has previously received $3.5 million for 10 local road projects.

“In the first two rounds of Fixing Local Roads we saw projects at Berkeley Vale, Gorokan, Holgate, Kincumber, Lake Haven, Tuggerah, Woy Woy and Wyong receive funding,” Mr Crouch said.

“The condition of local roads, particularly after periods of rain, is one of the issues most frequently raised with me by local residents which is why I will support any funding applications that Council submits to the NSW Government for consideration.”

In this third round of funding, councils can receive up to $3 million for a single road project and up to $1 million for packages of small road projects. 

To be eligible, projects must commence construction within six months of receiving funding and be completed within two years, to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.

Applications first opened in June and close on Friday, 16 July.

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