$2.31M road projects completed
$2.31 million in major road upgrades have been completed in the Federation Council area as part of the NSW Fixing Country Road Program Member for Albury, Greg Aplin announced.
“We’re committed to boosting NSW’s $60 billion freight industry through targeted investments into key road upgrades that will make it easier to move regional goods from paddock to port,” Mr Aplin said.
“The NSW Government has contributed $1.41 million to these three Federation Coun- cil projects through the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program.”
Bull Plain Road, Daysdale Walbundrie Road and the Federation Way freight route connect local industry to state highways and major agricultural suppliers and storage and distribution facilities in Oaklands.
Sections of these roads were often unsuitable for higher productivity vehicles, with pavement failures and high flood risks creating inefficiency in the regional supply chain.
The upgrades have removed these pinch points and reduced constraints on the movement of goods across southern NSW and beyond.
These projects have been largely funded by the NSW Government, with additional funds provided by the Australian Government and Federation Council.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said these works will provide a significant boost to the local agriculture industry.
“These upgrades will allow for more efficient transport of grain and other agricultural products across the state – increasing productivity and cutting transport costs for producers,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The upgraded roads will improve access to existing markets and open the door to new business opportunities.”
Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, said the benefits of these projects will be felt across the wider community.
“By improving pavement surfaces, increasing road width and reducing flood risks, we are ensuring our local roads are safe for vehicles of all sizes,” Mr Aplin said.
“These projects will limit ongoing road maintenance costs and eliminate delays caused by pavement failure and roadworks.”
The NSW Government has reserved $500 million for the Fixing Country Roads program over multiple funding rounds.