Million dollar grant to seal local road

Cobar Shire Council is to receive $1Million to seal 12km of the Grain Road at Euabalong as part of $14Million in upgrades being funded under the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.

The project is one of seven heavy vehicle routes in the Parkes electorate that will soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer.

The strengthening and sealing of the 12km of the Grain Road at Euabalong will increase heavy vehicle productivity, provide all-weather access and improve road safety.

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the funding is a huge win for vital agriculture and transport industries as well as road users right across his electorate.

“This is fantastic news for truck drivers travelling throughout our regions,” Mr Coulton said.

“We all understand how important it is to upgrade these roads, because we drive them often and see firsthand the opportunities that the agriculture and transport industries provide.

“These growing industries rely on safe and efficient heavy vehicle routes and I’m very pleased that such a significant investment has been committed in the Gunnedah, Brewarrina, Walgett, Cobar, Boggabri and Narrabri areas,” Mr Coulton said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the program provides funding to local councils and State and Territory Governments to help fund works designed to improve the safety and efficiency of important heavy vehicle routes around the nation.

“Around Australia we are investing in helping people get home sooner and safer, no matter where they live.

“That’s why we are continuing to deliver road funding where it’s needed,” Mr McCormack said