Tambo Shire Mayor Andrew Martin has welcomed news of $5 million in State Government funding to seal sections of local roads to improve travel times, road safety and productivity.
In the Blackall – Tambo Shire Council area, more than six kilometres of the Blackall – Jericho Road will be paved and surfaced through a $3 million project.
Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says this project is in addition to more than $850,000 of resurface works and maintenance delivered on this road in 2017-18.
There’s also planned allocations of $1 million by the Outback Regional Roads and Transport Group (ORRTG) for more pave and surface works over the next four years.
“In the Barcoo Shire Council area, a further four kilometres will be paved and surfaced on the Jundah – Quilpie Road, with $2 million committed for this project.”
Barcoo Shire Mayor Bruce Scott is smiling as well.
“It’s certainly going to enhance travel times for tourists and industry along these roads as well as addressing safety issues.
It’s wonderful news for the continuity of employment in the Barcoo shire and will help build the Central West’s economic viability”