Additional funding to urgently fix potholes

29th Nov 2022

The regions councils will receive an immediate $3.72 million to keep on top of the growing number of potholes and damage on local roads.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the funding, from the government’s one-off Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round, would be used to cover the extra cost and ease workload pressures for urgent repairs to the most damaged sections of the local road network across the region.
Mr Marshall said that the extra cash alone isn’t the panacea, but it is a welcome boost for our councils and their road crews, who are trying to take advantage of the current dry period to complete as much repair work as they can.
Under the funding round, councils were allocated funding based on the size of their local road network: Armidale Regional will receive $265,448.66, Glen Innes Severn, $395,357.10, Gwydir Shire $709,204.63, Inverell Shire, $794,261.52, Moree Plains Shire $927,639.40, Uralla Shire $316,306.28, Walcha $314,554.94.
“Councils are responsible for maintenance on the local road network so this extra cash will help ease some of the pressure they are facing and boost the resources they can draw upon to fix the most damaged roads,” Mr Marshall said.
“It will also help reduce the number popped tyres, bent rims and other vehicle damage being sustained by motorists as they try to navigate some challenging road conditions.”