Safer journeys are on the way across Tweed, with two road projects rolling out under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve journeys for regional communities, farmers and freight.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the local projects are among 138 to rollout under the $153 million third round of the Program, which facilitates shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads in their community.
“These projects will give councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that really matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Mr Provest said.
“Our community will see the benefits of this program with $495,000 invested across Tweed Shire local roads from this round of funding”
“The latest round of funding will see works completed along Marine Parade, Kingscliff and Sierra Vista Boulevard, Bilambil Heights will have asphalt resurfacing completed.”
“These projects won’t just ensure that locals see the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel, they’re also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction.
“Small projects like these not only make a big difference to the roads locals use every day, but they’ll also support the domestic tourist market when our regions open up again.”
Fixing Local Roads is a $500 million NSW Government program, which was boosted by the Australian Government over the first two rounds with an additional $191 million.
Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found at nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.