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Major Parties Commit Major Funds For Cowra Roads

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Both major parties have committed significant funding for Cowra Shire Council to repair local roads, in the lead up to this Saturday’s NSW Election.

The Nationals have committed a further $400 million for local councils in regional NSW state-wide should they be re-elected, and have already committed $2,319,288 to Cowra Shire Council through the NSW Government’s $280 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.

Labor have committed $36 million for the Cootamundra Electorate, which includes $3,456,275 for Cowra Shire Council. The Nationals Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said her party’s commitment would build on the $1.8 billion spent on local roads by the government since 2019.

“The NSW National’s in Government over the past 12 years have worked hard to build the roads and rail network our rural and regional communities deserve,” she said.

Labor candidate for Cootamundra, Chris Dahlitz, said his party’s commitment will provide much needed relief for local Councils.

“Labor is committed to supporting Councils to fix the local roads that people use every day to get to work, school or to medical appointments,” he said.

Ms Cooke said her government has spent $500 million on the Fixing Local Roads Program, $543 million on the Fixing Country Roads Program and $330 million on local councils to repair potholes, over the last 12 years.

Mr Dahlitz said Labor’s commitment came after more than a decade of neglect from the government, compounded by floods and bushfire, and a failure to invest in regional road maintenance.

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