Safer journeys are on the way across the Parkes Shire, with road projects rolling out under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve journeys for regional communities including Forbes com-muters, farmers and freight.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier, Sam Farraway said the local project is among 138 to rollout under the $153 million third round of the Program, which facilitates shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads in their community.
“These projects will give councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Mr Farraway said. “The Parkes Shire will be reaping the benefits of this program with $2,355,000 invested in Peak Hill-Baldry Road and Trewilga Road to be sealed”
Deputy Premier of NSW and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Fixing Local Roads had already delivered more than $394 million for 361 projects across 91 regional Local Government Areas. “We know that sometimes it’s small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day,” Mr Toole said.
“Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic – and today’s announcement will see councils deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years. These projects are also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction.”
Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program go to: nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.