Murray River Council roads to get $1.8 million boost

By Anna McGuinness

MURRAY River Council residents will enjoy a smoother commute with more than 10 road projects approved for completion this financial year.

The council has welcomed a $1.86 million boost through the Federal Government’s local roads and community infrastructure program.

The cash injection means the council has adopted a list of priority roads and infrastructure projects not able to be funded in their 2020-21 budget.

Mayor Chris Bilkey said the council welcomed the funding boost.

“The funding received through the program is an unexpected windfall for the council and will enable completion of priority road and infrastructure projects that would not otherwise have been funded this financial year,” he 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 includes:

● Rangemore Rd/Jimaringle Creek Bridge or Nacurrie Rd North Flood Opening Bridge

● Repair Noorong St pavement

● Construct footpath - Mathoura St, Mathoura

● Reseal and repair Kilkerrin Dve, Moama

● Construct Lignum Rd, Moama

● Construct paved footpath Noorong St, Barham

● Construct Bike Path - Picnic Point Rd, Mathoura

● Repair Punt Rd pavement

● Construct paved footpath, Riverside Park, Barham

Murray River Council has also been awarded a further $1.84 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.

Four of the 18 roads submitted by the council to the program have been successfully funded.

These include:

● Seal Twenty Four Lane, Moama from Tataila Rd to Hillside Rd

● Seal Cincotta Lane, Barham from Lawson Dve to the Moulamein Rd and add kerb and gutter

● Seal Gilmour Rd, Moama from 0.55-5.4 km from the Barmah Rd

● Seal Moama St, Moama from Blair St to Kooyong Park