The NSW Government has fast-tracked the $500 million Regional and Local Roads Repair Program to ensure potholed roads are repaired.


Member for Willoughby Tim James said Willoughby and North Sydney Councils can now apply for a share of $500 million in funding to conduct urgent road repairs.


“My priority is to ensure our local roads are in the best condition possible so we can travel to and from work and leisure safely,” Mr James said.


“Our local councils are eligible for this funding to help them fix local roads that have been damaged by successive severe weather events throughout 2022.”


“Applications are open from 11 January 2023 and the money will start to drop into council bank accounts within weeks to ensure repairs can get underway as soon as possible.”


“We’ve fast-tracked this cash injection and made the process simple so councils can focus on important road repairs that will keep our community connected and safe.”


Councils need to make an application to Transport for NSW.


This new money is on top of existing funding and assistance to councils including the Regional Roads Block Grant program and NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements.


Potholes can be reported online at nswroads.work/reportdamage