Regional and Local Roads Repair Program

The Regional and Local Roads Repair Program (RLRRP) is a $500 million program funded by the NSW Government to support councils to undertake urgent repairs to their road network, which have been significantly impacted by severe flooding, storm damage and persistent wet weather events during 2022.

The road network in NSW is more than 185,000 kilometres in length. Recent weather events have increased the number and severity of potholes across the Local and Regional road network, increasing the workload and cost for councils, as well as creating road safety and reliability issues for communities and industry. 

The RLRRP is a Transport for NSW grant program, to assist local councils across NSW to undertake urgent road repairs, priority corrective maintenance works and fix potholes on Local and Regional roads.  

Councils can apply for funding from 10am on Wednesday 11 January 2023, to undertake vital improvement works on their Local and Regional road network. The objective of the RLRRP is for councils to secure the funding needed to repair and make their road networks safer to keep communities, families, and businesses connected.  

The RLRRP is in addition to several funding programs already in place to support councils manage a safe and efficient road network, including the $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, the $50 million Fixing Local Roads – Pothole Repair Round, the Towards Zero - Local Government Road Safety Program, and the annual Regional Road Block and REPAIR grants. 

Program Guidelines 

The RLRRP Guidelines (PDF, 605.83 KB) outlines relevant information, including the program drivers, eligibility, assessment criteria, key dates, payments and how to apply.  

Applications open on 10am, Wednesday 11 January 2023 and close 5pm, Friday 20 January 2023. 

Eligible Local Government Bodies 

The RLRRP is available to all 128 NSW councils and the two eligible entities - the Unincorporated Far West and the Lord Howe Island Board. Please refer to the program guidelines for further information. Councils only need to apply once via the SmartyGrants portal.

Notifications and Updates 

Transport for NSW expects to notify successful councils of their allocated funding amount in early February 2023. 

If you have questions or need further program information, please contact the program management team via email on RLRRP@transport.nsw.gov.au

Program Details 

The RLRRP is a Transport for NSW grant program, providing funding to assist local councils across NSW with urgent road repairs, priority corrective maintenance works and repair of potholes on Local and Regional roads.  

Local and Regional Roads are council-controlled roads which provide for local circulation and access.  

The funding will be made available to eligible councils and authorities based on kilometres of the Local and Regional road network managed in their Local Government Area ($/km).   

How to apply 

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday, 20 January 2023. More information about the program can be found here.