The Willoughby electorate will receive almost $4 million in funding for urgent repairs to roads damaged by heavy rain thanks to a major investment by the NSW Liberal Government.
Member for Willoughby Tim James said local councils Willoughby City and North Sydney would receive the funding for immediate repairs to local roads.
“Three years of high rainfall has caused a large amount of damage to our roads.”
“This funding will enable Council to urgently repair our roads, delivering immediate benefits to local motorists through safer and more reliable journeys.” Mr James said.
“I encourage the community to report potholes online at nswroads.work/reportdamage”
Willoughby City Council will receive $2.3 million and North Sydney Council $1.6 million.
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said thirty-five metropolitan councils will share $220 million in funding.
“We have listened to the call from Councils for help to deal with the backlog of road damage caused by repeated weather events over the last 12 months,” Mrs Ward said.
“Through this funding, councils can act now on urgent road and pothole repairs, as well as protect against reoccurring challenges through the use of technology such as cold mix.
“These works are in addition to the work our crews carry out on state roads, with more than 22,500 potholes repaired and more than one million square metres of road re-sheeted on Sydney state roads in the past 12 months.”
Funding is shared between the thirty-five state councils based on the proportion of overall roads managed within Metropolitan areas in NSW.