Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced a combined $4 million in funding for Roads and Bridge projects in Page.
“A number of our local roads are in urgent need of sealing, widening and strengthening works,” Mr Hogan said.
“I have been working with local councils to identify priority projects and obtain funding to support upgrades for the benefit of local motorists.”
This announcement includes $1 million to seal Richmond Terrace in Coraki and $1 million for sealing works on Conway Street, Wyrallah Road and Broadwater Road.
He said these funds are on top of the Coalition’s record funding to local councils to fix our local roads and follows a recent $2 million commitment to replace ageing timber bridges in Kyogle.
Under a further $2 million commitment, wooden bridge replacements across Kyogle Shire will be fast-tracked by a re-elected Coalition Government.
“The funding would be matched by Kyogle Council and support the replacement of six bridges,” Mr Hogan said.
The announced projects include: $525,000 to replace the existing Burt Rayner Bridge; $495,000 to replace the existing J Campbells No.1 Bridge; $350,000 to replace the existing Ottery Bridge; $325,000 to replace the existing Boorabee Park Bridge; $200,000 to replace the existing Hogans No.1 Bridge; and $125,000 to replace the existing Frenchs Creek Bridge;
“This is a terrific outcome for the community with a further injection of funds to help replace another six of Kyogle Shire’s ageing wooden bridges and provide residents with safer and more reliable road access,” Mr Hogan said
“Kyogle Shire has one of the highest number of ageing wooden bridges in New South Wales and this funding comes on top of the $2.4 million which has already been provided to council by the Coalition.
“In total, the Coalition has now committed $4.4 million to support the replacement of bridges in Kyogle and if re-elected, I will be able seeking further funds to upgrade and replace other bridges which are used by school buses, residents, tourists and are the “first mile” for farmers trying to get their produce to consumers.”