Safer journeys are on the way across this region.
A total $4,564,860 will be allocated for the Windellama Road rehabilitation in Goulburn Mulwaree as part of the state and federal governments' accelerated Fixing Local Roads program.
The program aims to improve local roads and create thousands of jobs in the regions.
Eight projects are rolling out under the latest round of the program which includes $4.3m for Upper Lachlan Shire Council. The money will be used for resealing on Cullerin, Bigga, Fullerton, Jerrawa, Peelwood and Collector Roads.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the latest round of Fixing Local Roads funding would help councils tackle the increasing amount of work required to provide safe roads for their communities, like repairing, patching, maintaining, and sealing.
"The $243.6 million first round of the program last year delivered some key projects in this region, and now we're building on that with a further $150 million in round two," he said.
"Safe, reliable roads are essential infrastructure for this area, so it's great that the Federal Government has turbocharged the NSW Government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads program by committing $191 million last year."
State Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said Fixing Local Roads is vital for councils to repair, maintain and seal local roads with nearly 80 per cent classified as local roads, it is a real challenge for councils to effectively manage and maintain their road assets.
"This program will ease the burden of maintenance for local councils, and it will also deliver safer, more reliable journeys for all local road users."
Round 1 of the Fixing Local Roads Program saw $243.6 million of joint funding allocated to 253 projects in 83 Local Government Areas. Round 2 will see $150 million allocated to more than 100 road projects in 90 Local Government Areas.
All successful projects will be completed within two years to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.
Applications for Round 2 of the program were open from November 2 until December 11, 2020.
Guidelines and fact sheets for Round 2 of the Fixing Local Roads program can be found here.
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