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Road Funding For Cowra Region

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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IMAGE: Donna Peters wants roads around the shire to be improved.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke says ensuring rural and regional communities continue to get their fair share of road funding is vital for the ongoing safety and productivity of our local towns and villages.

Ms Cooke was joined by Cowra Mayor Ruth Fagan to announce that $3,251,113 in additional road repair funding had been secured for the Cowra Shire Council, under the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund (RERRF), to undertake maintenance work on the 1,272 kilometres of local and regional roads within the LGA.

“As the local member, and as someone who travels on our region’s roads every single day, I know how important it is for residents and businesses to have access to sound road infrastructure,” Ms Cooke said.

“It’s with this in mind that I have advocated tirelessly for our region, to ensure the Roads Minister fully understands and appreciates the pivotal role our roads play in connecting our towns, and enabling economic growth.

“As a result I am thrilled to announce that we have been able to secure more than $3 million in additional funding for much-needed repair and maintenance of our local roads in and around Cowra, which is a significant step towards ensuring the safety and convenience of our community members,” she said.

Cowra Shire Council Mayor Ruth Fagan said the funding will be dedicated to addressing a range of road issues, including pothole repairs, resurfacing, and general road safety improvements.

“This investment will not only enhance quality of life for residents, but also support local businesses and industries that rely on efficient road networks,” Mayor Fagan said.

Mayor Fagan encouraged local residents and businesses to continue providing input on road conditions and areas that require attention.

“Your feedback is invaluable in helping us make informed decisions, and allocating resources where they are needed most,” she said.

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