Following last year’s devasting floods the Tweed Shire Council is set to receive a share of a $312.5 million boost to rebuild damaged roads and transport infrastructure to better withstand future natural disasters across the Shire.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP said the first-of-its-kind equally co-funded State and Federal Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Package would allow roads and transport assets to be built back better able to withstand future extreme natural weather events.

“I’m pleased to say that several local causeway projects have been recommended for funding, which will ensure the infrastructure will be rebuilt to a higher standard, making it more resilient to future disasters.

“The communities across the Tweed Shire and northern NSW have endured unprecedented hardships and devastation and getting these betterment projects underway is something we all can’t wait to see.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said these projects are among 57 rolling out across the state.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is moving our state forward by building back better the infrastructure projects needed to withstand future extreme weather events and emergencies,” Mr Farraway said.

 “This program is just one part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s plan to build our transport infrastructure to withstand future disasters, reduce recovery costs, keep our communities and our supply chain connected.

“A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will commit a further $300 million for a Build Back Better program to invest in more resilient state, regional and local road and transport infrastructure across regional NSW.”

Further information about the Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Package, including the full list of successful projects, is available here: