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

Open

Fixing Country Roads 2018 application information

 A new funding round will open from 1 January 2018.

In 2018, the applications process for Country Roads funding program will change.  

On 11 December 2017, the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight announced that in 2018, councils will be able to apply for funding at any time. 

This change will take pressure off councils to meet set deadlines and better aligns to other NSW Government grant funding initiatives. See Media Release 

The guidelines and application forms for 2018 funding are currently being reviewed, 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 sample application forms and Benefit Cost Analysis Model worksheets. All Applications will need to be lodged through the Freight Funding Portal.

Sample forms:

Please refer to the Fixing Country Roads Round 3 Program Guidelines (PDF, 11.91 MB) for eligibility for funding

If you have a question regarding the changes or the application process please contact freight@transport.nsw.gov.au

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.

Fixing Country Roads aligns with and complements Fixing Country Rail.

Round Three: 2017

On 12 December 2017 the NSW Government announced the successful projects for Round Three of Fixing Country Roads. The $92 million allocated in this round is part of a $500 million commitment for Fixing Country Roads in the Rebuilding NSW State Infrastructure Strategy 2014.  View the Round Three list (PDF, 108.52 KB).

Round Three successful projects include upgrades to roads, bridges and truck washes and bring the current NSW Government’s spending under its Fixing Country Roads program to more than $250 million.

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 Round Two 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 amended Round One list (PDF, 107.24 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