Safer journeys are on the way for Goulburn Mulwaree with Deccan Street being awarded $1.56M under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program with the aim to improve journeys for regional communities, farmers and freight.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the local project is among 138 to rollout under the $153 million third round of the Program, which facilitates shovel-ready projects to repair, maintain and seal priority roads in their community.
“Funding the repair of Deccan Street gives Council a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain a road that really matters to the Goulburn Mulwaree Community, particularly with the new Aquatic Centre on the horizon, but also with the aim to create more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers in the region,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk said Deccan Street is a busy road within the City which is in need urgent need of work.
“Deccan Street is a busy road, with it being one of the major access points to Goulburn High School, Victoria Park and our Aquatic Centre. It is also a key road within the route to the Crookwell area, which means these works will really improve the trip for our heavy vehicle users.”
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 from Armidale to Albury in the first two rounds.
“We know that sometimes its 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.
“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.
Further information about the Fixing Local Roads Program can be found at nswroads.work/fixinglocalroads.