Fixing Local Roads Program

Fixing Local Roads is a $691 million NSW Government Program, enabling councils to accelerate upgrades and maintenance on their local road network.

The Program has funded 577 projects across the state, improving the day-to-day lives of locals and ensuring better regional connections on well-maintained roads. 

In addition to providing community benefits, the Program is injecting much needed funds into local economies and increasing local employment opportunities, with an estimate of over 6,000 jobs supported during the life of the Program.  

Program objective

The Fixing Local Roads Program facilitates councils’ shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads, improving routes that regional communities use every day. 

Councils were able to apply for funding to complete vital works to improve journeys on these local roads.

Program outcomes

  • Promotes regional economic activity
  • Enhances regional connectivity and sustainability
  • Enables a safer regional road network.

Funding applicants

The Fixing Local Roads Program was available to local government bodies in regional NSW.

The list of the 93 eligible regional councils and the two eligible entities can be found at Appendix 1 of the Fixing Local Roads Guidelines 2022. The two eligible entities were the Unincorporated Far West and Lord Howe Island Board. 

$686 million has now been allocated to 577 projects, with the balance of the program made up of management costs.

Pothole Repair Round

The Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round (PRR) is a grant program under Fixing Local Roads. It provided funding to local government to assist councils with pothole repair work across their local and regional roads.

Successful Councils funding allocations (PDF, 113.17 KB)

Program guidelines

Pothole Repair Round media release October 2022


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