Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today welcomed the NSW Government’s local roads funding for Shellharbour City Council but says more needs to be done.
The NSW Government’s $1.22 million funding under the Regional Emergency Road Repair Fund for Shellharbour City Council will assist with urgent local road repairs, maintenance, and fixing potholes.
“This funding will take an enormous burden off council as it seeks to deliver quality infrastructure and services to our local community,” Mr Ward said.
“Whilst I welcome the NSW Government’s funding allocation for Shellharbour City Council, it’s a far cry from the $20 million Labor said it would invest into the Tripoli Way bypass, and we still don’t have a start date for the access ramps at Dapto,” Mr Ward continued.
“During the last election, Labor campaigned that ‘only Labor’ would deliver the Tripoli Way Bypass. To date, no additional funding has been allocated to this important project.
“This was clearly a lie to our local community and unfortunately Labor has delivered yet another broken election promise,” Mr Ward concluded.