More than $13 million provided for Hunter road repairs

A TOTAL of $13,107,265 will be provided to improve three key Hunter region roads to better withstand natural disasters through the Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Package, which is equally co-funded by the Commonwealth and NSW governments.

“In total three projects in the Hunter have been recommended for funding, which will ensure the infrastructure will be rebuilt to a higher standard, making it more resilient to future disasters,” said Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin.

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$5.15 million will go towards raising the road level of Nelson Bay Road between Frost Road and Gan Gan Road, and improving drainage to reduce the impact from flooding.

$4 million has been pledged for the repair and upgrade of transverse drainage of the Pacific and New England Highways at Hexham.

Newcastle Council will receive $3,957,265 for the renewal of Old Maitland Road at Hexham including shoulder construction on both sides.

Further information about the Regional Roads and Transport Recovery Package, including the full list of successful projects, is available here at

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