Deputy Premier, John Barilaro who is also the Regional Development Minister, Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey along with our local member Kevin Humphries were in Narrabri last Friday to make the announcements of grants to Councils in the region.
Under Round 2 of a State Government Program known as “Fixing Country Roads”, Warren and Coonamble Councils have been successful in securing $1.9 million for repairs to the Warren to Coonamble Road. The funding will go towards reconstruction of approximately 6.4 km in our Shire and a further 15 km in Coonamble Shire. This funding along with the Repair Funding should finalise the section of this road from the Bullagreen Lane to the Warren Shire boundary.
This is most welcome news and with indications that applications for further assistance will open soon, it is encouraging that we may be able to make further progress on upgrading our road network.
NRF (Rex) Wilson OAM
15th May 2017