6 July 2021
Council has succeeded in gaining funding of $5,746,545 to construct and seal the final 7.6-kilometre section of Mount Lindesay Road (MR622) at two locations – Liston to Tenterfield (5.5km) and Cullendore Road to Legume (2.1km).
Additional funding of $960,000 has also been granted to provide a water source and minor reticulation services for the villages of Drake, Liston, Legume and Torrington.
Funding has been received through the NSW-Australian Governments’ Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund Stage 2 which aims to build resilience in local communities.
Mayor Peter Petty said he was honoured to have been Mayor all through the current Legume to Woodenbong Road Project.
“This work has been a dream of Council for many years. As a road of commerce and tourism, it is an important link between our shire and the Queensland Border.” Mayor Petty said.
“Council is committed to improving the safety and standard of road we provide. I am sure local residents and users of the Mt Lindesay Road will be very happy to see this work completed.”
Regarding funding for water services to our villages, Mayor Petty said, “This is one of the best grants we have ever achieved. This will secure water for bushfire fighting services for those villages well into the future.”