MOREE PLAINS SHIRE ROAD NETWORK RECEIVES A $6.9 MILLION BOOST

MOREE PLAINS SHIRE ROAD NETWORK RECEIVES A $6.9 MILLION BOOST

Photo caption: Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, right, and Moree Plains Shire Mayor Mark Johnson at Amaroo Drive, Moree, one of the roads expected to benefit from $6.9 million State Government funding boost.

Monday, 4 December 2023

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced a massive $6.9 million cash shot-in-the-arm for Moree Plains Shire Council to repair and upgrade the region’s most beleaguered roads.

Mr Marshall made the announcement alongside Mayor Mark Johnson, at Amaroo Drive in Moree, one of the roads likely to benefit from the funding.

“This is fantastic news for Moree Plains Shire Council with every dollar of this funding boost going towards essential upgrades and maintenance on local roads, including gravel re-sheeting and new bitumen.

“Moree Plains Shire’s local road network is the largest in the Northern Tablelands – an enormous 2,466 kilometres and the repair task and never ending.

“Roads were severely impacted by last year’s devastating floods and this money will help boost essential repair work to help make roads safer and stronger, especially for thew growing freight task.”

Mr Marshall said the funding was secured under the State Government’s Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund.

“Under this fund, councils are allocated money based on the size of their local road network,” he said.

“It is welcomed finance for councils, as fixing local roads is one of their biggest expenditures.”

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Mark Johnson said council was grateful for the State Government support.

“Council is excited to be receiving the additional $6.9 million from the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund,” Cr Johnson said.

“This additional funding was unexpected and will enable council to bring forward vital road repair works which we are extremely grateful for.”

Council will make decisions shortly as to where the funding will be spent.

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