A new $312 million Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Package from the Nationals in Government will help bring back safer roads sooner, ease pressure on Tweed Shire Council and better prepare Tweed transport infrastructure for any future natural disaster, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“I brought NSW Minister for Regional Roads Sam Farraway up here recently to inspect the damage caused to our roads, and his report back to Government helped shape this important package,” Mr Provest said.

“This is clearly far too big a job for Council to fix on its own and that is why the Nationals in State and Federal Government have effectively said to them: you find the workers and the machines and we’ll find the money to help you get it done.”

Tweed Shire Council will need to provide lists of road repair projects prioritised by degree of urgency, based on its local knowledge and experience.

An assessment panel will be setup by Transport for NSW to review each submission and make a recommendation to the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads on projects to be funded with funding to be delivered for successful projects before the end of the year.

The NSW Government has provided affected local government areas cash advancements through Category B disaster recovery funding