Safer journeys are on the way across Tweed with projects rolling out under the latest round of the Australian and NSW Governments’ accelerated Fixing Local Roads program to improve local roads and create thousands of local jobs in the regions.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the latest round of Fixing Local Roads funding would help Tweed Shire Council tackle the increasing amount of work required to provide safe roads for the community, like repairing, patching, maintaining and sealing. 

“Safe, reliable roads are essential infrastructure for communities in the bush, so it’s great that the Federal Government has turbocharged the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program by committing $191 million last year,” Mr Provest said.

Better maintained roads mean safer trips to school, to work and to the shops – and the NSW Government is committed to helping councils to create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected.

Tweed Shire Council Mayor Chris Cherry said Council is delighted to receive $675,000 in funding for the two projects in Banora Point.

Councillor Cherry said the grants would be used for improvements to Leisure and Amaroo drives.

“The road surface at both these locations has reached the end of its serviceable life and I’m sure residents and businesses will appreciate these works,” she said.

“These projects will also support local jobs by employing local contractors to carry out the improvements.”

Council is also contributing $225,000 to the works.

Round 1 of the Fixing Local Roads Program saw $243.6 million of joint funding allocated to 253 projects in 83 Local Government Areas, and Round 2 will see $150 million allocated to more than 100 road projects in 90 Local Government Areas.

Guidelines and a factsheet for Round 2 of Fixing Local Roads can be found here for the Fixing Local Roads Program.