Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP has today announced two projects that have been approved as part of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

The two projects funded in the Lismore electorate are timber bridge replacements on Culmaran Creek Road and Needhams Road, both within Kyogle Shire.

Culmaran Creek Road currently allows general access, however post the upgrade the road will permit 19m B-Doubles, which will support local export foods, plant trade and beef farmers supplying stock to Casino saleyards and meatworks

Thomas George MP said this investment would significantly reduce costs to business and industry, while driving economic growth.

“Economic growth in rural areas relies on agricultural commodities, industrial products and natural resources being able to move to market efficiently,” Mr George said.

Ross Larsson, Owner and Managing Director of Mara Global Foods said this funding will create more jobs and allow for increased production across its two plants.

“This will allow for 10-15 new jobs at our Mallanganee facility and will allow for a bigger scope of production for local buyers, ultimately boosting the local economy.” Mr Larsson said.

These are just two of the sixty-seven projects across regional NSW that have been approved for funding in the third round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

The successful projects, worth $92 million, include upgrades to roads, bridges and truck washes.

Safe and reliable roads are essential to maintaining our standard of living and will continue to be a priority for the NSW Government.,

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
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