The Australian and NSW Governments have joined forces to turbocharge a program which will improve local roads across much of Farrer.

The Commonwealth has committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government’s $500 million
Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring even more communities in our region will benefit, faster.

Local MP Sussan Ley said this will see close to $29m allocated to local government areas across Farrer to spend on around 30 priority road safety upgrades.

“This is very significant joint federal and state funding with the money being allocated according to local project priorities identified by each of the councils across Farrer*.

“Today’s announcement is on the back of last month’s multi-million dollar allocation from our Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and is vital economic support right now, particularly for areas which have faced the combined impacts of drought or bushfires and COVID-19.”

“This is about delivering small to medium projects which can make a big difference for rural communities, driving valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery,” Ms Ley said.

A full list of projects to be delivered across Farrer is available here.