Local councils now have until July 16 to apply for funding to help them fix local roads to drive safer, smoother journeys in Tweed and support thousands of jobs.

Applications for round three of the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads Program, which is helping regional councils repair, maintain and seal priority local roads in their communities, have now been extended.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the $500 million Fixing Local Roads Program, which received an additional injection of $191 million from the Federal Government, demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to building a safer, stronger road network in the regions.

“Our local council has a mammoth task in providing for our community and maintaining their infrastructure,” Mr Provest said.

“That’s why Fixing Local Roads is so important – it’s giving councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and repair, maintain or seal the local roads that really matter to their communities.”

In round three, councils will be able to apply for up to $3 million for a single road project and up to $1 million for packages of small road projects. 

All successful projects will be completed within two years to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.

Information for councils on how to apply for funding, as well as the Program Guidelines for Round 3 of the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found on the Fixing Local Roads Program webpage nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.