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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


It has been a bumpy road for travellers across the Central West on roads that have taken a beating from the wet weather that we have experience. But they have continued to receive the TLC that is needed to get our roads into a safe condition for motorists.

Eight months on since the former NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round hit the bank accounts of local councils there has been over 32,695 individual potholes fixed across the Central West area.

Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole said this money has helped local councils cover the extra costs and workload pressures following last year’s unprecedented rain and storms.

“This additional support has helped councils to repair their most damaged roads, improving safety and reducing wear and tear on vehicles,” Mr Toole said.

“To see the amount of potholes that have been repaired just goes to show how much damage our roads had.”

All 94 regional councils that applied for funding had been approved for grants.

“From December, councils across regional NSW received their share of $50 million to repair pothole-ravaged local and regional roads,” Mr Toole said.

“We have not seen the same support from the NSW Labor Government for our councils with dedicated pothole repair funding, or any regional road funding for that matter.

“This money was a significant start, but more funding needs to be coming through the pipeline to continue the maintenance on our well used regional roads.”


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