The NSW Government has announced $50 million in funding that will go towards helping regional and rural councils fix over 420,000 potholes plaguing the state’s roads.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway says under the new Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round, councils can apply for funding to help them address their highest priority pothole repairs.
“NSW has had more than its fair share of natural disasters and extreme weather and it’s promising to see that more than 135,000 potholes have been repaired on state roads in regional NSW since February,” he said.
“However, plenty more potholes still require attention, particularly on council-managed roads, which is why our government is putting more money on the table for councils to repair potholes on the roads regional communities use every day.”
The NSW Government says the additional financial support will help ease pressure for local councils and boost resources they can use to repair their most damaged roads.
Funding under the Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round is available to 95 regional councils and authorities to help repair potholes on regional and local roads. Work must be completed by January 1, 2024.
Council applications for funding will be open for two weeks only.