$3.6 million for roads, footpath improvement

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Almost $2 million in funding will enable Murray River Council to complete a number of priority road and infrastructure works.

Council will use the $1,861,814 allocated from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program to target projects for which it was unable to contribute money in its 2020/21 budget. 

‘‘The funding received through the program is an unexpected windfall for council, and will enable completion of priority road and infrastructure projects that would not otherwise have been funded this financial year,’’ Mayor Chris Bilkey said.

‘‘This funding will be used to fast-track projects that will improve safety and infrastructure, including on our roads, or to improve and extend bike paths for local residents.’’
The project list is as follows:

● Construct a paved footpath on Noorong St in Barham;

● Construct a bike path on Picnic Point Rd in Mathoura;

● Construct footpath in Mathoura St at Mathoura;

● Construct Lignum Rd in Moama;

● Construct paved footpath at Riverside Park in Barham;

● Rangemore Road/Jimaringle Creek Bridge or Nacurrie Road North Flood Opening Bridge;

● Repair Noorong St pavement in Barham; 

● Repair Punt Road pavement in Barham;

● Reseal and repair Kilkerrin Drive in Moama.

Council has also been awarded a further $1.842 million from the NSW Fixing Country Roads program.

‘‘This is another welcome boost to our works program and will deliver big improvements to a few of our local roads,’’ Cr Bilkey said. 

Council submitted 18 roads and $7.8 million of works to the program, with four road projects successfully funded.

These include the sealing of 24 Lane from Tataila Rd to Hillside Road in Moama, sealing and addition of kerb and gutter of Cincotta Lane in Barham from Lawson Drive to the Moulamein Rd, sealing Gilmour Rd in Moama from 0.55km to 5.4km from the Barmah Road and sealing Moama St in Moama from Blair St to Kooyong Park.