NSW Labor has committed $5.9 million to fix seven badly damaged Dungog roads the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government has neglected and ignored.
NSW Labor Leader Jodi McKay said: “The Government has completely overlooked the Dungog community and surrounds when it comes to road maintenance and safety.”
“The people of Dungog deserve good road infrastructure and the Council must receive critical funding support from the NSW Government to ensure local jobs are preserved,” she said.
“Dungog is the only NSW council without a road maintained by the State. This means it’s most exposed to job losses and most in need of funding.”
Ms McKay visited Dungog with the NSW Labor candidate Jeff Drayton and the Shadow Minister for Roads John Graham today.
Mr Drayton said: “Dungog’s roads are a mess. They’re the worst in the state and the Government has largely ignored the Council’s call for help.”
"Dungog Shire Council applied for $6.8 million to repair eight local roads in round two of the Fixing Local Roads program. It received $924,000 to reseal and stabilise three kilometres of Flat Tops Road. Seven other roads that need urgent upgrades didn’t get a cent.”
Dungog motorists deserve better. We’ve had a decade of neglect by the Government and it’s obvious every time you get behind the wheel of a car. Labor will fix the seven roads that missed out on much-needed funding.
Local roads to be fixed with additional funding:
Glen Martin Road
Webbers Creek Road
Queen Street, Clarence Town
Hospital Road, Dungog
Duke Street, Clarence Town
Mr Graham added: “The Government has added insult to injury by saying no to roads funding for Dungog."
“Why is the Government saying no to the council with the worst roads in the state? Dungog Shire deserves road funding and for the State to take responsibility for its fair share of the local roads," he said.
Mr Graham said the funds required to fix the seven Dungog roads should come from the $691 million Fixing Local Roads fund.