Multi-million-dollar road repair

blitz for the Central Coast

Central Coast roads will benefit from $5.7 million in funding from the new Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund (RERRF) announced in the 2023-24 NSW Budget.

6 December 2023


THE Emergency Repair Road Fund supports councils across regional NSW to fix damaged roads, providing an additional $390 million to regional councils to start vital repair and maintenance work.


This new cash injection of $5.7 million will enable Central Coast Council to proceed with urgent road and pothole repairs across the 2,000-kilometre local road network.


Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison said “The Minns Labor Government’s RERRF will deliver $390 million to 95 eligible councils across NSW to upgrade their roads.


“That new investment will be in the bank accounts of councils later this year and they’ll now be able to start work planning and preparing for road improvements that will make a big difference to the lives of their residents.”


Funding will be provided to Central Coast Council before the end of the year to use straight away on local roads. The method to determine funding for the Central Coast and each Council in NSW is based on kilometres of road network (including sealed and unsealed) managed in the Local Government Areas.


Minister for Central Coast, David Harris said “Whether it’s fixing potholes, sealing roads, resurfacing or rehabilitating sections of road this new fund will help Central Coast Council undertake much needed work on the local road network.


“The NSW Government is providing extra funding where it’s needed most – making our local roads better and safer to drive on.”


Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley said that Hunter locals and visitors to our beautiful region rely on our roads. They need to get to work, connect with friends and family and get around safely.


“It’s fantastic news that eight Hunter councils will get a share of $390 million in funding from the Minns Labor government to fix and improve their roads," she said.


“There are thousands of kilometres of roads across those council areas. They’re so important to the people of the Hunter and this funding will make a real difference to people's lives.”


Member for The Entrance, David Mehan said “It’s great to be part of a government which supports our local Council deliver the basic services our communities need.”


Additionally, the NSW Government will create a new $334 million Regional Roads Fund to build new roads and roundabouts, replace or repair old bridges and improve safety at crash blackspots in rural and regional areas.


The Government is prioritising getting our road networks in the regions back on track, with help for every council to fix their roads and build the roads they need to help their growing communities prosper.


Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch said “Potholes and road safety remain one of the most common issues that my office deals with on a daily basis, with significant work needed across the Central Coast Road network.


“Community members across the Central Coast know how much our roads have suffered after 12 years of neglect by the former government.


“The NSW Government is committed to supporting rural and regional roads, creating safer and more reliable roads for our community.


“With this funding available by the end of the year, the NSW Government is getting on with the job, acting immediately to fix the mess that was left behind by the former government.”


More information on the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund can be found here.

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