Fixing country roads in Kyogle area a NSW Farmers priority
NSW Farmers has swung its support behind Kyogle Council's application for funding to upgrade a number of local roads under the NSW Government's Fixing Country Roads initiative.
The second round of the Fixing Country Roads scheme was announced by Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay back in August.
The first round of Fixing Country Roads provided $42.85 million for 77 projects across regional NSW, fixing infrastructure that was hurting local farmers, businesses and ratepayers.
List of roads
NSW Farmers has provided a letter of support to Kyogle Councils' application to upgrade a host of local roads in the region including:
• Culmaran Creek Road (supporting agribusiness);
• Toonumbar Dam Road (supporting tourism);
• Needhams Bridge (supporting forestry operations);
• Clarence Way (Woodenbong to Muli Muli, supporting local agriculture);
• Tabulam Road (towards the Bruxner Highway, supporting potential horticultural development)
Critical local infrastructure
Chair of the NSW Farmers Kyogle Branch Jim Crawter said that upgrading these critical pieces of local infrastructure will drive productivity and access for rural industry.
Mr Crawter said NSW Farmers has also offered strong support for any future initiatives by Kyogle Council or the NSW Government to upgrade the Eastern Mount Lindsay deviation, from Dairy Flat to Palen Creek.
"Upgrading this road will provide a key link to the Brisbane markets, improving transport efficiency, access and reducing the costs of doing business for local farmers," he said.
"The state of Mount Lindsay Road is currently a significant constraint on freight productivity. It desperately needs upgrading if the Kyogle region is to take advantage of the premium markets in South East Queensland."