Applications are now open in the next round of the Fixing Country Roads program, offering up to $150 million in grants to upgrade regional roads, bridges and truck washes in regional NSW, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest announced today.

Mr Provest said the NSW Government was committed to delivering better and safer road infrastructure across the State.

“The Fixing Country Roads program was created in 2015 by the NSW Liberals/Nationals Government and we’ve already delivered 302 projects,” Mr Provest said.

“These projects support our freight industry by improving the connectivity of local roads, reducing costs to business and driving economic growth in the regions.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis encouraged councils to submit an application to ensure they get a share of the funding.

“This is a great opportunity for our regional councils to deliver the projects that they know the local community wants,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Councils can submit a standalone application or partner with other local government areas on larger-scale projects that could help improve the efficiency of the freight task.”

Councils can also consider applying for additional funding under Federal Government initiatives like the Bridges Renewal Program, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and the Building Better Regions Fund.

The 2019 instalment is part of the $543 million Fixing Country Roads program.

Applications are open until Thursday 10 October 2019.

For information on funding criteria, program guidelines and how to submit an application, visit