After being excluded from the first round of pothole repair funding, Wollondilly Shire Council has now been promised $9.5 million from the State Government’s Regional and Local Roads Repair Program.
Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith MP announced the funding this morning, which will help address the flood damage across Wollondilly’s 870km road network.
“In response to a series of extreme weather events and the wettest year on record for our Shire in 2022, we have been working extremely hard to get on top of approximately $140m of significant damage that was done to our roads,” Mayor of Wollondilly Matt Gould said.
“Whilst unfortunately we still have a long way to go to fully repair all the damage, it is great to see that an additional $9.5M will be added to our road repair budget on top of the record amount of funding we have already committed to assist us with the massive task of getting our roads fixed.”
Cr Gould said that these funds will be directed to targeted reconstruction/heavy patching and repair works across the shire, from Bargo to Warragamba, Buxton to Menangle, Appin to Oakdale, Tahmoor to Douglas Park.
Working alongside other Mayors from the fringes of Greater Sydney as well as Mr Smith, Cr Gould successfully pushed for additional support to help with the backlog of storm damage while making sure that the NSW Government is aware of the critical road issues being faced in the Shire.
“I will also be continuing to advocate for some of our regional roads to be reclassified as State roads so that we can focus on getting our local roads fixed for our local residents,” Cr Gould said.
“I say to everyone – if you see a pothole please make sure you report it using our online Customer Portal or by calling Council so we can get out there and get it looked at as soon as possible!”