Friday, February 23, 2024

Road repair funding rolls out to Gunnedah

Gunnedah Shire Council has welcomed the announcement that $2,679,377 has been allocated for 1470km of the Shire’s road network through the Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.

The NSW Government today announced funding of just under $11 million for the Gunnedah, Tamworth and Liverpool Plains shires as part of the $500 million program.

Mayor, Jamie Chaffey said the funding was vital following repeated flooding in 2022.

“Our share of the Regional and Local Roads Repair program is very welcome and is necessary to restore our road network,” Mayor Chaffey said.

“Weather events in 2022 were disastrous across the state. The roads repair bills are enormous and we are hoping this funding will also be matched by the Federal Government.

“We need to have the ability to not only restore these roads, but improve their resilience for future weather events.

“Our roads are absolutely critical not only for our communities, our visitors and our economies, but to ensure we keep our city cousins supplied with all the food, fibre and other essential goods, services and products.”

He said the Council continues to assess both damage and repair costs, which have escalated dramatically following the pandemic.

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