STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed Fixing Local Roads Round 4 funding as it flows to local councils in our Electorate of Lismore.
First cab off the rank is Kyogle Council which has secured $1,618,499 for its Ettrick Road, Horse Station Creek – Rehabilitation/Maintenance Project.
Ms Saffin says she’s pleased that a 3.4-kilometre length of Ettrick Road will be rehabilitated, improving shoulder widening and repairs, and upgrading drainage.
“The work will include a two-coat seal, line marking, installation of guardrail and roadside signage to Australian standards,” Ms Saffin says.
“I congratulate Kyogle Council and its General Manager Graham Kennett on their proactive approach to chasing funding for roads, as I do all of our councils, general managers and engineers.”
Tenterfield Shire General Manager Daryl Buckingham is awaiting official confirmation of grant funding for the rehabilitation and widening of 9.2 kilometres and the sealing of 4 kilometres of unsealed sections of Paddys Flat Road (South).
The sealing and rehab of Paddys Flat Road (South) will encourage agribusiness growth and enhance the capacity for the economic sustainability of local and regional communities.
Tweed Shire General Manager Troy Green reports Council has had success with Terranora Road in the neighbouring Electorate of Tweed, and is still to hear back about its Quarry Road application (Lismore Electorate).
If successful, Tweed Shire’s Fixing Local Roads allocation for Quarry Road would be around $520,000 with council co-contributing $130,000.
Lismore City Council has confirmed it is receiving $2.8 million to fix a two-kilometre section of Richmond Hill Road.
A total of 78 local communities are sharing in this $140-million round of the Fixing Local Roads Program with funding going towards projects like sealing, resurfacing, road maintenance, drainage improvements and patching.
Under the program, projects are required to start within the next 12 months.
ROADS BRIEFING: Lismore MP Janelle Saffin last year briefed NSW Labor Leader Chris Minns and NSW Shadow Minister for Roads and Shadow Minister for the North Coast John Graham MLC on priority roads in her electorate needing more attention.