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Works complete on Rosemeath Road
Monday, 03 July 2017
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today that works to upgrade Rosemeath Road have been completed, improving this important freight route and providing support to the regional timber industry.
Mr Barilaro, Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor MLC and Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator Dean Lynch inspected the works today.
“It is fantastic that the NSW Government has been able to provide the majority of funding for this important work through $375,000 provided by the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The upgrade of Rosemeath Road is just one of the 139 projects funded under the Fixing Country Roads program, with a total of $91 million already allocated to these works across the state.”
The road upgrade involved pavement strengthening and widening of a 1.2 kilometre section of Rosemeath Road, improving access for heavy transport vehicles by ensuring the road can handle the large haulage loads demanded by freight users.
Mr Barilaro said that they were looking forward to the flow on economic benefits these works will provide to local industry and the community.
“This project will increase the productivity and efficiency of local timber, agriculture and mining industries, which are key economic drivers for the region,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Transport accounts for up to 30 per cent of the final cost of commodities such as grain, and the NSW Government is committed to funding improvements to roads and bridges that will reduce travel times and cut the cost to market for local businesses.”
The work on Rosemeath Road will result in reduced transport costs as well as safety improvements and lower routine maintenance costs.
“This road is a major corridor linking forestry sources to the local timber mills in Bombala and the shipping port of Eden,” Mr Barilaro said.
“By improving the surface quality and widening the road, the project will reduce wear and tear on freight vehicles and reduce routine maintenance costs.”
This project was managed by Snowy Monaro Regional Council, who also contributed $20,000 to the works.