$500,000 Emergency Pothole Repair program announced

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced an extra $500,000 of funding for emergency pothole repairs on some of our worst roads.

“My team and I were elected on a platform of fixing our road network, and that’s what we are doing,” Mayor Krieg said.

“When Council’s new General Manager John Walker was appointed, I told him his first job was to find money in the existing budget to start the huge job of repairing our roads.

“Today both the Council and John have delivered with a pothole repair program that will put a dent in the list of our most urgent roads in need of repair.

“This is about listening to our community and prioritising how Council spends ratepayers’ money.”

“We are also lobbying the State Government for a large one-off grant to start tackling the $97 million road maintenance backlog that we have inherited. I would like to thank our State Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, for her assistance with this.

“I have already met with the NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway, and although no promises have been made, I am always hopeful.

“We have a long way to go, but by working together this Council can achieve a lot.”

Pothole repairs will be carried out on the following roads over the next two months.

Road NameLocation
Rous RoadEast, newly constructed intersection of Tregeagle Rd
Lindendale RoadTo the boundary
Cowlong RoadNorthern end
Pearce RoadOne section 800m
Boatharbour RoadScattered the full length
Rhodes StreetNear School
Tregeagle RoadGrennan Road
Upper Tuntable Falls RoadTuntable Falls
River Bank RoadFull Length
Blue Knob RoadFull Length
Tuntable Falls RoadFull Length
State RoadsGeneral
Tuntable Creek RoadFull Length
Tuckurimba RoadFull Length
Jiggi RoadFull Length
Rosehill RdFull length
Nimbin RoadBishops Creek to Village
Stony Chute RoadFull Length
CRM/Water Cuts/Private WorksVarious
Outer CBDGeneral
Urban RoadsVarious

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