Further $8.8M announced for NSW freight upgrades

The New South Wales Government is investing $8.8 million to upgrade critical freight routes in Riverina through the latest round of the Fixing Country Roads program.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s investment of more than $27 million to upgrade road and rail freight corridors in Western Riverina.

The Fixing Country Roads project will include the widening of Petty Pine Road and Pimpara Creek Bridge.

“Our truckies rely heavily on their roads which have taken a battering during the recent floods,” said Sam Farraway, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads.

“We’re investing the funding now so councils can start the job of repairing roads and building them to be more resilient.

“Better roads allows us to move freight faster and more efficiently, reducing the cost of getting goods to market, keeping prices low and keeping NSW moving forward.”

Hay Shire Council Mayor, Carol Oataway, accepted $288,000 in funding for the Pimpara Creek Bridge widening.

“Once completed this project will provide access for two-way traffic, improving community safety and allow for higher productivity vehicles to carry increased produce, improving freight efficiency,” she said.

LINX Cargo Care General Manager, Wayne Alpen, also welcomed news of project delivery funding.

“This project is a very positive step for regional freight operators, we’re pleased to see it progress through to delivery and provide tangible benefits for the movement of freight throughout south-western NSW,” he said.

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