Fixing Country Roads round 3

The third round of Fixing Country Roads is open.

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, today announced the third round of Fixing Country Roads is open and a share of a further $100 million is available to councils throughout Oxley for upgrades to roads, bridges and truck washes.

“The first two rounds saw the NSW Government commit more than $3.8 million for four projects in our region, helping local councils assess and tackle freight bottlenecks that are costing local industries and businesses daily,” Mrs Pavey said.

“We are very happy to confirm that $100 million will be made available to eligible councils for projects they believe will deliver significant benefits to their local communities.

“Funding can go towards truck wash facilities and upgrades to our roads and bridges that will better link them to freight hubs, like grain silos, saleyards, supermarket distribution centres and depots.

Councils can submit an application for Fixing Country Roads, and also consider co-funding options.

“Councils can consider applying for funding under Federal Government initiatives such as the Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and the Building Better Regions Fund.”

“By working together on Fixing Country Roads so far, the NSW Government, Australian Government, local councils and industry have turned $155 million into $339 million worth of infrastructure improvements for NSW."

The $100 million Round Three instalment is part of a $543 million commitment for Fixing Country Roads from Rebuilding NSW, with funding to be progressively made available by the NSW Government.

Applications will be open until 1 September 2017.

The Infrastructure NSW Regional Independent Assessment Panel, which includes representatives from Local Government NSW, Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association, NSW Farmers Association, and the NRMA will then assess the project applications.

For information on the Fixing Country Roads funding criteria, program guidelines and how to submit an application visit the Fixing Country Roads web page.