Local road benefits from Federal funding

Local road benefits from Federal funding

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Farm Road at Mulgoa will be re-surfaced thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grants program.

The $200,000 project will re-surface approximately 1.2 kilometres of the road that is suffering from disrepair as a result of increased traffic from motorists by-passing the roadworks on The Northern Road.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM thanked the Australian Government and the Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh for the grant.

“Penrith City Council is grateful for the funding from the federal government to repair Farm Road,” Cr McKeown said.

“Traffic on Farm Road has increased significantly over the past few years as motorists look for alternatives to move about.

“It’s important to recognise that this particular road was never meant to be the main thoroughfare for traffic, instead its purpose is to service local residents who live in the Mulgoa area.

“The governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grants funding will allow Council to repair the road and return it to a much more desirable condition.”

Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP said, “For many people in Mulgoa, this road is an important part of their daily commute to work and school, and back home again.

Upgrades like this improve the condition of our local roads, and increase safety while getting around our community.”

“Better and safer roads are part of my plan for Lindsay, and delivering $200,000 from the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program will provide this critical safety upgrade.”

The work is expected to take 3 days to complete, starting today - Wednesday 18 November. Detours will be in place with motorists asked to exercise caution around the roadworks and crew.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 17 November 2020.