Wednesday, 1st July 2020.
LISMORE MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed a $191-million Commonwealth topping up of the NSW Government’s $500-million Fixing Local Roads program, benefitting road users in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of her electorate.
Ms Saffin said she consistently backed local councils’ priority road projects and $12.96 million worth of round one funding will improve road safety and provide economic stimulus to the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands regions.
“Local government was aware that the Feds were looking at driving local jobs by enabling local councils to deliver small shovel-ready road improvement projects over the next 12 months,” Ms Saffin said.
“I have been advocating for this type of stimulus approach ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started to impact on our councils’ operations.
“I congratulate Lismore City, Tenterfield Shire, Kyogle and Tweed Shire councils on being among 83 councils which have been successful in securing round one funding under the program (a total of $250 million is funding 258 projects statewide).
“Applications for round two of the jointly funded tranche of the program will open later this year. In addition to considering new submissions, projects that were unsuccessful in round one will be reconsidered in round two.”
Successful projects, by Local Government Area, include:
Lismore City Council
- Cowlong Road rehabilitation from Soward Close to McKenzie Road — $1,850,000.
- New Ballina Road rehabilitation from Ch. 250 to O’Flynn Street — $837,500.
- Diadem Street rehabilitation from Laurel Avenue to Leycester Street — $550,000.
- Caniaba Road rehabilitation from Ch. 527 to Muldoon Road — $430,000.
- Wilson Street rehabilitation from Casino Street to Robert White Bridge — $405,000.
- Woodlawn Road rehabilitation from Woodlawn College to 330m south of Savins Road — $350,000.
- Uralba Street repairs from Brewster Street to Diadem Street — $195,000.
- Tregeagle Road, Tregeagle, rehabilitation — $155,000.
- Tooloom Road Forestry HML Heavy Vehicle Access Project. The 12-kilometre sealed section of Tooloom Road from Paddy’s Flat North to Urbenville will be upgraded to facilitate higher mass limits and will include the installation of a new two-lane concrete bridge over Beaury Creek as well as pavement rehabilitation — $3,996,201.
- Afterlee Road — $2,068,243
- Lynches Creek Road initial seal — $864,948.
- Tabulam Road rehabilitation — $720,248.
- Lions Road rehabilitation — $539,920.
Lismore Electorate total: $12,962,060
- Finishing Bartletts Road upgrade, Tumbulgum. This road is located in the neighbouring State Electorate of Tweed. — $750,000.