$2.34 MILLION ROAD REPAIR FUNDING BOOST FOR WALCHA COUNCIL

$2.34 MILLION ROAD REPAIR FUNDING BOOST FOR WALCHA COUNCIL

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands   MP Adam Marshall, left, Mayor of Walcha Eric Noakes and General Manager Phil Hood inspecting road works on Aberbaldie Road, just out of Walcha, one of the many local roads that will benefit from a $2.34 million funding boost.

Monday, 6 November 2023

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced a $2,341,210 funding boost for Walcha Council to continue repairing and upgrading its local road network.

Mr Marshall made the announcement with Walcha Council Mayor Eric Noakes and General Manager Phil Hood, while inspecting some work underway on Aberbaldie Road, just outside Walcha.

“Council will be incredibly busy over the next few years, now holding more than $10 million in grants for road upgrade and bridge replacement projects across the district,” Mr Marshall said.

“The injection of extra funding will improve the safety for motorists and all road users, while making it easier to get Walcha’s primary produce to market.

“Council can continue getting on with the job of repairing damaged roads, undertake grave re-sheeting and widen existing rural bitumen roads with this funding.”

Mr Marshall said the funding was secured under the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund, with funding allocated based on the size of council’s local road network.

“Walcha’s total road network is 916 kilometres and I have no doubt these funds will be used by council efficiently and effectively,” he said.

“I welcome this cash injection from the state government which will enhance safety for motorists and all road users.”

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