Federation way to go

On 20/03/2019 by admin

EARLY WIN: Federation Council administrator announced $1.73 million in funding for road improvements on Tuesday.
Nanjing Night Net

FEDERATION Council has had an early funding windfall for road upgrades in the post-merger eraincluding works on Federation Way.

The council confirmed on Tuesday the NSW government has provided $800,000 towards improving the Federation Way between Urana and Morundah.

The same amount has been sought from the federal government’s heavy vehicle safety and productivityprogram with the council also chipping in $50,000.

The total cost of the project is $1.65 million for reconstruction, re-alignment and widening works on a 4.5-kilometre stretch.

Federation administrator Mike Eden said the upgrade would provide a double benefit when completed.

“The Federation Way is an important thoroughfare for ratepayers being the farmers out at Urana and also grey nomads,”he said.

“Many of them travel through the Rutherglen, Corowa and Mulwala area and then head north.

“But if the road is no good we are not going to get any of the trucks or tourists through the area.

“Also, our local contractors and council employees are kept in work.”

The Federation Way works are being funded under the NSW government’s fixing country roads program.

The program will also deliver improvements to two other projects in the council area.

They are a floodway on the Daysdale-Walbundrie Road with an estimated total cost of $220,000 with the grant program providing $195,000 and councilthe remaining $25,000.

Also, a1.4-kilometre section of Bull Plain Road south of Emu Park Road will be upgraded with an injection of$440,000.

The state government fund is providing$415,000 towards the project which will improve the link betweenOaklandsand Mulwala.

The federal government’s blackspots program will also fix a two-kilometre sectionof Federation Waynorth of the Urana-Boree Creek Road, the intersection ofSpring Drive and Bull Plain Road in Mulwala and theJasmin Court-Redlands Road intersection in Corowa.

The total cost of the approved grant funding is $1.73 million.

Federation Council was formed in early May after a three-way mergerinvolving Lockhart was rejected by the NSW government.

Local Government Minister Paul Toole recently metwith thecouncil.

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