NSW roads maintenance funding at historic highs

13 December 2013

NSW roads maintenance funding at historic highs

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced record levels of funding for roads and bridges maintenance in NSW, including council owned infrastructure.

“In 2013-14, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed $1.54 billion towards the maintenance and repair of roads and bridges on state and council owned networks – this is the largest funding commitment for maintenance in the state’s history,” Minister Gay said.

The record roads and bridges maintenance allocation in 2013-14 includes nearly $432 million in Block Grants, REPAIR funding and forecasted natural disaster payments to councils; a 36 per cent funding increase compared to NSW Labor’s $318 million spend in 2010-11.

NSW roads maintenance funding at historic highs

Minister Gay said the historic maintenance allocation is the direct result of the O’Farrell-Stoner Government delivering record levels of roads and bridges funding, more than $15 billion for new capital works and ongoing maintenance, in its first three budgets.

“This historic funding is just not benefiting big state-driven projects like WestConnex, but also small council works such as repairing a timber bridge at Captains Flat, upgrading the Lismore-Bangalow Road at Howards Grass or restoring flood-damaged roads in North West NSW.

“We have also committed a record $217 million in 2013-14 towards maintaining state and council owned roads and bridges in Western Sydney,” he said.

Maintenance funding for roads and bridges (state & council owned) by key regions

Media: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976

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