Safer journeys are on the way across Wauchope with three projects worth $785,000 rolling out under the Fixing Local Roads program.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the latest round of Fixing Local Roads funding will help Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's program of repairing, patching, maintaining, and sealing local roads.
Council will receive $785,000 for the rehabilitation of Bago Road/Cameron Street, between Timbertops Close and Azalea Street.
Dr Gillespie said once complete It will mean smoother, safer trips to school, work or even the shops for local residents.
"Safe, reliable roads are essential infrastructure for communities in the regions," Dr Gillespie said.
"Regional communities like ours heavily rely on our road networks and by continuing to significantly invest in local roads, we are improving that connectivity."
State Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the program is helping councils repair, maintain and seal the roads that really matter to regional communities.
"NSW has a road network of more than 180,000 kilometres in length, and nearly 80 per cent is classified as local roads, so it is a real challenge for councils to effectively manage and maintain their road assets," Mrs Pavey said.
"This program won't just ease the burden of maintenance for local councils, but it will deliver safer, more reliable journeys for all local road users."
Port Macquarie Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson said the big infrastructure projects might create a lot of headlines, but these are small projects that make a big difference in people's everyday lives.
"Better maintained roads mean safer trips to school, to work and to the shops - and working in partnership with government we will create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected."
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