GREAT Lakes Council has welcomed Federal Member for Paterson, Mr Bob Baldwin’s announcement of $4.5 million in Roads to Recovery funding for Great Lakes. Outlined on page 5 of the Myall Coast News.
“The funding equates to roughly $750,000 per annum for the next five years and will be allocated to Council’s Urban and Rural Road Construction Program,” said Council’s Director of Engineering, Mr Ron Hartley.
“Council has identified priority rural and urban gravel roads which will be sealed under this funding,” said Council’s Manager of Transport Assets, Mr Greg Pitt.
The rural roads which will receive this funding are:
- Wattley Hill Road, Wootton;
- Bombah Pt Rd, Bulahdelah; q The Branch Lane, The Branch;
- Willina Road, Coolongolook.
- Amongst the urban roads to benefit from the funding will be:
- Hinton Street, Stroud;
- Cowper Street, Nabiac;
- Central Avenue, Bundabah;
- Church Street, Carrington;
- Cook Street, Pindimar;
- Wye Street, Stroud;
- The Esplanade, North Arm Cove;
- Cove Avenue, Bundabah;
- Wharf Street, Nabiac;
- Warri Street, Pindimar;
- Second Avenue, Bundabah;
- Peace Parade, Pindimar;
- Prince / Jackson Streets, Bulahdelah.
“The Roads to Recovery funding has been recurrent over the past eight years and Council has been able to upgrade many roads thanks to this Federal funding,” said Mr Hartley.
In recent years Council has used the funding to construct Seal Rocks Road, Bundabah Road, Bede Street at Stroud, Valley and Philip Road in Smiths Lake; and Morantes and Wombo Streets in Pindimar.
“We are also planning to upgrade several urban roads this year using existing funding, including Eastslope Way, North Arm Cove,” said Mr Pitt.