Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, right, with Uralla Shire Mayor Robert Bell on Kingstown Road, near Uralla, announcing $2.35 million funding for urgent road works.
Wednesday, 8 November 2023
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced a $2,353,990 funding shot-in-the-arm for Uralla Shire Council to repair and upgrade more of its local roads.
Mr Marshall made the announcement alongside Uralla Shire Mayor Robert Bell, on Kingstown Road, near Uralla, a stretch of road that will benefit from the funding boost.
“This is great news for council and the community, allowing more important local roads to be brought up to scratch, enhancing safety for all motorists and road users,” Mr Marshall said.
“Council has been playing repair catch up on many roads around the Uralla Shire in recent times and today’s extra funding will mean they can undertake some major work to rebuild roads and do more gravel resheeting.
“The cash will not only help take some financial pressure off council, but as council has complete discretion where to spend the funds, it’s going to be spent where it’s needed most.”
Mayor Robert Bell welcomed the announcement and said he appreciated the support from the State Government.
“Council roads were severely impacted by the significant flooding experienced in 2022 and our community is still suffering the effects,” Cr Bell said.
“This funding is welcome and it will enable council to accelerate our road repair program across the affected communities without reducing other key works.
“Council appreciates the continued support of our local member Adam Marshall and the State Government in supporting our community in these vital funding programs.”
Council received the funding under the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund with funding allocated based on the size of their local road network.