Show of hands wanted for cash to fix NSW country roads, bridges

Applications are now open for the NSW Government’s 2020 Fixing Country Roads program and its Fixing Country Bridges program.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said funding under the 2020 Fixing Country Roads program will build on improving connectivity between regional freight points, communities, and state roads, with councils encouraged to apply to repair and upgrade local and regional roads to facilitate this.

“Depending on the complexity of the project, we will aim for project completion within two years of commencement,” he said.  

To date, the Fixing Country Roads program has delivered more than $386.8 million to local councils for the repair and upgrade to local and regional NSW roads and infrastructure. That investment has seen improvements to 627km roads, 192 bridges and 31 truck washes throughout NSW.

Applications to the 2020 program can be submitted up until 31 December 2020.

Applications for funding under the Fixing Country Bridges program, which enables councils to replace deteriorating timber bridges, close on 24 September.