THE federal government will roll out more than $47 million to fix roads across the New England and North West.
Tamworth Regional Council will receive the biggest slice of the funding pie, with $10.6 million headed its way, and the rest of the tranche shared among councils in the region.
It’s part of the government’s $2 billion Roads to Recovery program which will be divvied out over the next four years.
New England MP Barnaby Joyce said it would complement ongoing road projects in the region.
“This funding forms a key part of our commitment to upgrading Tamworth’s road network, providing council with the ability to invest in local roads and works hand-in-glove with other road projects like our $3.5 million duplication of Jewry Street bridge, which is fully funded by the federal coalition government,” Mr Joyce said.
“Roads are vital assets here in the New England, and this funding to council will not only help improve safety and efficiency levels for all motorists but contribute to the economic growth of our communities as well.”
Councils will receive the following amounts over the 2019−20 to 2023−24 period:
- Tamworth Regional Council $10.6 million
- Armidale Regional Council $6.1 million
- Inverell Shire Council $5.1 million
- Upper Hunter Shire Council $4.9 million
- Gwydir Shire Council $4.7 million
- Tenterfield Shire Council $4.1 million
- Glen Innes Severn Council $3.4 million
- Liverpool Plains Shire Council $3.4 million
- Uralla Shire Council $2.3 million
- Walcha Council $2.3 million