Coonamble Shire Council to receive roads funding

Barwon MP Kevin Humphries.
Barwon MP Kevin Humphries.

Coonamble Shire Council is set to receive more than $1 million for three roads projects.

Barwon MP Kevin Humphries announced the funding for the Carinda Road Rehabilitation, the rehabilitation of 1km of Quambone Road and 3kms of Back Gular Road and upgrading the Pilliga Road Floodway as part of the third round of the NSW government’s Fixing Country Road Funding.

“This investment will significantly reduce costs to business and industry, while driving economic growth and improving the lives of people across the state,” he said.

“Economic growth in rural areas relies on agricultural commodities, industrial products and natural resources being able to move to market efficiently.”

The Carinda Road Rehabilitation project involves widening a section of the road.

The road facilitates the movement of commodities to Coonamble Saleyards, GrainCorp and AgriGrain Silos, Mr Humphries said.

“Carinda Road is a school bus route,” he said.

“Less road deterioration and the widening will result in a safer road; heavy vehicles will be able to safely pass, also reducing transport injuries and bruising on livestock.”

Coonamble Shire Council committed an additional $314,622 to the project.

Coonamble mayor Michael Webb said his council was pleased to receive funding to bring the roads to a satisfactory standard.

“Carinda Road is a local road that council have as a priority and the injection of these funds will result in in a much safer road for those using it,” Cr Webb said.