Fixing Country Roads


Project overview

Fixing Country Roads is a program which provides targeted funding to local councils to repair and upgrade Local and Regional roads to key freight hubs and State Roads.

Key benefits

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


Applications for Funding Open

Fixing Country Roads 2018 application information

 A new funding round has opened from 1 January 2018.

The application process for Fixing Country Roads changed in 2018. 

Applications can be received at any time, taking the pressure off applicants to meet set deadlines for funding rounds and better aligns to other NSW and Australian Government grant funding initiatives. See Media Release 

The guidelines and application forms for 2018 funding are currently in review. In the interim, the criteria and application forms for Round Three Fixing Country Road should be used for any new applications. See below, for the links to the Program Guidelines, sample application forms and mandatory documents.

Sample forms:

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All applications will need to be lodged through the Freight Funding Portal. Transport for NSW will undertake periodic assessments throughout the year by grouping batches of current applications together when a sufficient number have been received. The number of applications in each batch will depend on a range of factors not limited to quality of applications, geographic dispersion, timing and scale of projects, contributory funding sources identified and alignment to NSW Freight and Ports strategic deliverables.

The Technical Panel and the Regional Independent Assessment Panel (RIAP) will then be convened to review the applications. This will enable a competitive assessment process to be undertaken. Infrastructure NSW will then recommend projects to the NSW Government for funding. 

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The NSW Government has committed $541.4 million in Restart NSW funding for the Fixing Country Roads program as part of the Rebuilding NSW State Infrastructure Strategy 2014. 

Fixing Country Roads is a key NSW Government program for unlocking the economic potential of regional NSW by building efficient freight transport networks to reduce costs for businesses.

Fixing Country Roads provides targeted funding to local councils to better connect Local and Regional roads to key freight hubs and State Roads. These hubs might include silos, saleyards, rail heads, supermarket distribution centres, industrial parks and depots.

Fixing Country Roads aligns with and complements Fixing Country Rail in reducing the cost to market for regional businesses.

Locations of projects are on the Fixing Country Roads interactive map.

Round Three: 2017

In December 2017 the NSW Government announced $92 million had been allocated to successful projects for Round Three of Fixing Country Roads. View the Round Three list (PDF, 108.52 KB).

Round Two: 2015-16

In June 2016, the NSW Government announced 64 successful projects. View the Round Two list (PDF, 137.02 KB).

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

Round One: 2014-15

In February 2015, the NSW Government announced $41.4 million had been allocated to 74 projects in Round One of Fixing Country Roads. View the amended Round One list (PDF, 182.88 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.

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