Tamworth Regional Mayor Russell Webb has welcomed today’s announcement the NSW Government will take over the sealing and widening of Rangari Road.
“It’s a great outcome for all drivers who use Rangari Road to be assured the road will be sealed,” he said. “Secondly it’s good to know that our Council and our ratepayers will not be at risk financially from any shortfalls in State Government funding for this important project which has been talked about since 2019 when the Member for Tamworth promised in his election campaign to get the upgrade done.”
Following the NSW Government’s budget announcement on 21 June 2022, Tamworth Regional Council and Gunnedah Shire Council jointly contacted Transport for NSW asking them to provide a pathway forward due to the funding shortfall for the Rangari Road upgrade. A further $3.3 million was then committed by the NSW Government, however it was insufficient to deliver the project in full.
“Both Tamworth Regional Council and Gunnedah Shire Council have been waiting a week to hear from the NSW Government about how it will move forward – now we have our answer,” Cr Webb said.