Central Coast Council will soon start receiving over $768,500 for urgent pothole repairs, under the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said that was money going straight into the bank accounts of Central Coast Council to help them cover the extra costs and workload pressures following this year’s unprecedented rain and storms.
“These grants are a rapid injection of cash to help councils get on with the job of repairing potholes to get us through the wet summer ahead,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is on top of the ongoing investment in a stronger road network through Fixing Local Roads, Fixing Country Roads and Fixing Country Bridges.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said all 94 regional councils that applied for funding had been approved for grants.
“From December, councils across regional NSW will receive their share of $50 million to repair pothole-ravaged local and regional roads,” Mr Farraway said.
“This additional support will help councils to repair their most damaged roads, improving safety and reducing wear and tear on vehicles.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is backing in our councils with this dedicated pothole repair funding which is the first of its kind in NSW.
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said funding that assists Council to continue necessary pothole patching is always appreciated.
“I welcome the NSW Government’s $768,500 investment to help Central Coast Council fix the increasing number of potholes brought on by this year’s extreme wet weather events,” Mr Hart said.
“To maintain and improve the local road network remains a priority for Council. This funding will be in addition to Council’s own budget allocated to undertake road maintenance which will further boost local road repairs.”
“This funding will see patching works continue to be undertaken to ensure the roadway remains safe in the short-term. I thank the Central Coast community for their patience as Council works through its program of works and more permanent solutions as soon as possible.”