Fixing Country Roads

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Project overview

Fixing Country Roads is a program that provides targeted funding to local councils to repair and upgrade regional NSW roads.

Key benefits

  • The program helps to fund projects that better connect local and regional roads to state highways and key freight hubs

Status

In progress

Fixing Country Roads one-on-one economic workshops

Councils are invited to attend a one-on-one economic workshop to work through their draft applications with staff from the Fixing Country Roads program. Dates and times can be viewed here.

Councils will need to book an appointment time by emailing freight@transport.nsw.gov.au

It's recommended Councils send their draft applications three days prior to the workshop.

Fixing Country Roads - application information

Applications for the third round of Fixing Country Roads are open until 11:59pm on Friday 1 September 2017.

Please refer to the Program Guidelines (PDF, 11.91 MB) for information on eligibility, assessment and the application process. 

This round of Fixing Country Roads will have three separate application streams.

Example application forms and mandatory documents are provided for each stream in the below table:

StreamAdditional (Mandatory) Requirement

Bridge and route load assessments example application form (DOCX, 263.19 KB)

Bridge and route load assessments database sheet (XLSX, 27.13 KB)

Truck washes example application form (DOCX, 276.36 KB)

Truck Washes Benefit Cost Analysis Model (XLSX, 6 MB)

Roads and bridges construction example application form (DOCX, 258.64 KB)

Roads and bridges construction Benefit Cost Analysis Model (XLSX, 1022.87 KB)

Please note these example application forms are provided as a guide only.

All applications must be submitted via the online Freight Funding Portal in order to be considered for funding.

Mandatory documents are to be uploaded online at the end of application form.

An interactive map is now available, which shows the status of every funded project under the Fixing Country programs. 

The map will be updated monthly and is a great tool for everyone to use in order to see the current status of projects in their local area.

Overview 

Fixing Country Roads is a program that provides targeted funding to local councils to repair and upgrade regional NSW roads.

Its overall aim is to improve and build efficient freight transport networks to reduce costs for businesses.

The program helps to fund projects that better connect local and regional roads to state highways and key freight hubs; such as silos, saleyards, rail heads, supermarket distribution centres, industrial parks and depots.
 

Round Two: 2015-16

On 2 November 2015, the NSW Government announced a further $50 million in funding. Find out more from the Media Release.

In June 2016, 64 successful projects were announced.  View the list (PDF, 137.02 KB).

Round One: 2014-15

The NSW Government announced $42.85 million in funding for 77 projects across NSW. The total value of the projects came to $95 million after extra contributions were made from local councils, the Australian Government and industry.

In February 2015, 77 successful projects were announced. View the list (PDF, 310.12 KB).

Australian Government funding

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for Australian Government funding.

The three most relevant programs are:

Australian Government programs will contribute a maximum of 50 per cent of the total project cost. Find out more from: Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
 

Have a question? 

Email freight@transport.nsw.gov.au