$1M to fix more Coffs Coast roads

30 November 2021

Safer journeys are on the way across the Coffs Coast as road projects roll out under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve travel for regional communities, farmers and freight.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the local projects are among 138 to roll out under the $153 million third round of the Program, which facilitates shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads in their community.

“These projects will give councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that really matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers,” Mr Singh said.

The latest round of funding will see Coffs Harbour City Council deliver the following projects:

  • Timmsvale Rd dust seal $529,237
  • Solitary Islands Way Sandy Beach rehabilitation $469,810

Coffs Harbour City Council’s Director Sustainable Infrastructure, Mick Raby, said both these Fixing Local Roads grants are very welcome for the communities involved.

“The Timmsvale Road project will finally seal the last remaining unsealed road between townships in the Coffs Harbour local government area, while in Sandy Beach, the funding will help us undertake the much-needed renewal of the road surface between Casuarina Court and Johnsons Road,” Mr Raby said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Fixing Local Roads had already delivered more than $394 million for 361 projects across 91 regional Local Government Areas in the first two rounds.

“We know that sometimes it’s small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day,” Mr Toole said.

“Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic. Councils will deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years.

“These projects won’t just ensure that locals see the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel, they’re also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction.”

Fixing Local Roads is a $500 million NSW Government program, which was boosted by the Australian Government over the first two rounds with an additional $191 million.

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