Forging ahead with rural road improvements

Published on 27 October 2021

Towrang Bridge October 2021 (2).JPG

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is forging ahead with a number of projects on rural and regional roads within the area, which will significantly benefit residents.

Just over $11 million has been obtained in grant funding, for construction of a new Towrang Bridge along with projects on Carrick Road, Mountain Ash Road and the Windellama Road. Council has also contributed $3 million on top of this for works.

  • Eight kilometres of Carrick Road is being sealed, at a cost of $2.3 million, which was gained through the Federal Government Fixing Country Roads program.
  • Towrang Bridge is taking shape, at a level 4.5m higher than the existing bridge. The bridge headwalls have now been poured. $2 million has been received through the Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program, with Council also contributing $2 million.
  • Twelve kilometres of Mountain Ash Road is being sealed, along with widening, drainage improvements and vegetation clearing. $677,000 gained through joint Federal/State Fixing Country Roads Program. $1.5m was also gained through the NSW Government Saving Lives on Country Roads program for the project.
  • $5.5 million is being spent on Windellama Road in five stages, over two years. $4.56 million was gained through the NSW & Federal Government’s accelerated Fixing Local Roads program in April. Council has also contributed $1 million.

General Manager Warwick Bennett said that in all his time in local government he has never overseen so much work in road rehabilitation and improvement.

“Being able to access over $11 million in grant funding in such a short time is outstanding, and I’d like to thank the Federal and State Governments along with our local Member for Hume Angus Taylor and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. These projects means huge improvements for our rural residents and the users of these roads such as livestock transporters.”

“Creating safer road networks is a core business of Council, and I’m proud that we are able to deliver four huge projects which will be completed over the next 18-24 months.”

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