$100 million for Myall Lakes road upgrades
Myall Lakes is set for a $100 million road maintenance blitz that will see more than 70 kilometres of roads fixed, as part of a partnership between the NSW Government and MidCoast Council.
The Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, the Minister for Roads and Freight Melinda Pavey, and the Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced the NSW Government would deliver $50 million in funding to significantly upgrade major roads in the Mid North Coast region.
Ms Berejiklian, who made the announcement ahead of a community cabinet meeting in Forster today, said the NSW Government’s funding would be matched by another $50 million from council.
“This significant funding injection will dramatically improve the safety and drivability of 70 kilometres worth of local roads,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Mr Barilaro said the package would include maintenance work on a number of arterial roads including Old Bar Road, The Lakes Way, Wingham Road, Gloucester Road, The Bucketts Way and Thunderbolt Way.
“I know the local community has fought long and hard for this funding, as has their local member in Stephen Bromhead who campaigned furiously for this result,” Mr Barilaro said.
Mrs Pavey said 25 separate road projects across Myall Lakes would be upgraded as part of the $100 million package.
“The work will include the reconstruction of existing roads, re-sealing and the re-building of bridges throughout the region,” Ms Pavey said.
Mr Bromhead said he was thrilled to be delivering on a long-held commitment.
“Today is a big day for the people and motorists of Myall Lakes,” Mr Bromhead said.
“People who live in the region, and who pass through the region, are about to witness a transformation of our vast road network,” he said.
MidCoast Council Mayor David West said this announcement was a game changer for the MidCoast Region.
“For far too long our communities suffered as individual councils were unable to maintain our local roads, but today as one Council that all changes,” Cr West said.
“I am aware of the fight our local member Stephen Bromhead has put in for this funding and we are indebted to him and The Nationals for their commitment to our region,” he said.