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Funding for the Bylong Valley Way to address safety issues

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There's funding on the way for the Bylong Valley Way to address safety issues.

Under the NSW Government's Resources for Regions Program, $3,888,750 has been announced for Mid-Western Council for the Bylong Valley Way Upgrade.

Upper Hunter MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and Resources Michael Johnsen said the funding would enable Council to help improve the road for freight and address any safety issues regarding the road.

“This project is for a capital upgrade of a 9.4km section of the Bylong Valley Way Road to improve the movement of freight for mining, as well as address the poor condition of the road which is causing safety issues,” Michael Johnsen said.

“This win for the Bylong Valley Way is funded by the sixth round of the Resources for Regions, bringing the total number of projects supported by the program to more than 60 since 2012."

"The Nationals in Government’s Resources for Regions programs helps projects create extra jobs and economic growth in mining-related communities.”

The Resources for Regions program is funded from the Restart NSW Fund, part of the NSW Government’s commitment to the delivery of infrastructure which increases the economic growth and productivity of the state.

Resources for Regions is part of the $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, which is designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.

“Having heard from Mid-Western Council, I know that the Council is pleased to have received funding from Resources for Regions, allowing them to do further critical work on the Bylong Valley Way,” Michael Johnsen concluded.

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