$2.5 million boost to road improvements across Hilltops

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Hilltops Council will receive $2,536,010 in funding from the Federal and NSW Governments for road improvements across the region.

Hilltops Mayor Brian Ingram said the funding would go a long way towards patching damaged roads across the region. “Without this extra funding, we would not have the financial capacity to fix these local roads,” Councillor Ingram said.

“We really appreciate this grant funding and the Hilltops community will benefit from the various road works across the region.”

In Young, Dundas Street has been allocated $384,376 for heavy patching and drainage improvements. Hintons Road has been allocated $101,640 for sealing of the unsealed road for safety, dust suppression and access improvement. Trafalgar Street has been allocated $164,850 for heavy patching.

South of Young, Backcreek Road has been allocated $470,469 for heavy patching of pavement defects and table drainage works.

Berthong Road, south west of Young, has been allocated $65,205 for heavy patching.

North west of Young, Bribbaree Road has been allocated $216,525 for heavy patching.

West of Harden, Colorado Road has been allocated $335,800 for heavy patching. McMahons Reef Road, between Harden and Jugiong, has been allocated $234,000 for heavy patching.

Moppity Road, south east of Young, has been allocated $441,000 for heavy patching of road deformations.

North of Young, Scenic Road has been allocated $113,999 for heavy patching.

West of Young, Tubbul Road has been allocated $8,146 for heavy patching.

Riverina MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Government continued to deliver on its commitment for regional Australia. “I know regional and rural residents rely on roads much more than our city counterparts, which is why I took our fight to the Cabinet table to deliver for residents in the Hilltops Local Government Area.”

“Hilltops Council submitted a shortlist of projects which they deemed as shovel ready and from there I have worked tirelessly in my role as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development along with NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole to ensure our regional roads receive the funding they deserve.”

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was also accelerating its funding for the program to get more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads under way faster. “We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and create better journeys on the roads that really matter to local communities,” Mr Toole said.

“This is money for small projects that make a big difference in people’s everyday lives in regional NSW.”

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