Fixing Local Roads program funds available to repair high use roads

Central Coast Council is compiling a list of roadworks to apply for a share in $136.4M available in Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.

Funding under this program is for small shovel ready projects to repair and maintain high use roads and provide more jobs.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the Central Coast had already seen $2.7M delivered to nine projects through Round 1 of funding.

They included Gorokan Dr, Lake Haven ($783,750); Gregory St, Berkeley Vale ($329,250); Cornwall Ave, Gorokan ($259,500); Donaldson St, Wyong ($228,000); Lakeview Ave, Gorokan ($212,250), with the remainder going to roads in Holgate, Kincumber and Woy Woy.

“Millions of dollars are now on offer through Round 2 of the program to repair and maintain more of the Coast’s 2,200km road network,” Crouch said.

“The funding will be prioritised for projects that can commence quickly and will need to be delivered within two years.”

Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the Australian Government has also committed $191M to build on the State Government funding, bringing the total for local roads to $691M over the next five years.

“Fixing Local Roads is a grant based program where councils can apply for funding to repair, patch, maintain and seal priority local council roads,” she said.

“We can already see projects from Round 1 commencing throughout the region and with this injection of funds, even more local communities will be able to see the benefits of this program,” Wicks said.

Sue Murray