3 July 2020
Urbenville, Legume and the northern areas of the Shire are set to receive a huge boost with the announcement last week of $4 million to upgrade Tooloom Road.
“Provided through the first round of the NSW Government’s new $500 million Fixing Local Roads Program, Council is very excited at the tourism potential this will create for this area”, said Mayor Peter Petty,
“An upgrade for Tooloom Road was one of those really big ticket items that we never thought we could achieve. Mt Lindesay Road upgrade from Legume to Woodenbong was another one and with the $24 million received though the Federal and State Governments for that project, we now have that one in the bag as well,” Mayor Petty added.
The contractor commenced work on the next section for the upgrade of Mt Lindsay Road, 0 to 6.2 km east of Legume, earlier this week. Once this work is completed, the upgrade of Mt Lindesay Road right through from Tenterfield to Woodenbong is almost complete and will provide a beautiful drive for tourists and locals seeking an alternative route through to Brisbane, or just wanting to enjoy this unique area and visit the villages along the way.
Sealing of a further 3.5 km of Mt Lindesay has been recently completed, being the Wylie Creek section, and the section between Overcliffe and Cullendore Roads.
“As well as providing local jobs, these works will ensure safer road travel for community members who use this road every day to transport their produce, get their children to school, commute to work, and travel to and from the major centres.”
“Council thanks our NSW Government representatives, Janelle Saffin MP, Member for Lismore and the Hon Adam Marshall MP, Member for Northern Tablelands, Minister for Agriculture & Western NSW for this very important funding”, Mayor Petty concluded.