$4 MILLION FOR MAUDE BRIDGE UNDER ROUND 3 FIXING COUNTRY ROADS FUNDING
Member for Murray Austin Evans has announced that the Hay Shire Council will receive funding of $4 million under the third round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program to build a new Maude Bridge.
Mr Evans said this investment will remove the bridge load limit and improve access and safety.
“This investment will significantly reduce costs to business and industry, while driving economic growth and improve access to saleyards on the west side of Hay and to the Cotton Gin to the south,” Mr Evans said.
“Economic growth in rural areas relies on agricultural commodities, industrial products and natural resources being able to move to market efficiently, and this project will deliver on this,” Mr Evans said
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, said that safe and reliable roads are essential to maintaining our standard of living and will continue to be a priority for the NSW Government.
“Regional NSW produces around 210 million tonnes of freight a year, with freight volume expected to increase by 25 per cent over the next 40 years,” Mrs Pavey said.
“That is why the Government is investing a further $92 million towards the Fixing Country Roads Round 3 program targeting significant regional projects.”