Two funding rounds for Fixing Country Roads have been completed. We will contact all eligible councils when the next round opens.
Fixing Country Roads is a program that provides targeted funding to local councils to repair and upgrade regional NSW roads.
Its overall aim is to improve and build efficient freight transport networks to reduce costs for businesses.
The program helps to fund projects that better connect local and regional roads to state highways and key freight hubs; such as silos, saleyards, rail heads, supermarket distribution centres, industrial parks and depots.
Round Two: 2015-16
On 2 November 2015, the NSW Government announced a further $50 million in funding. Find out more from the Media Release.
In June 2016, 64 successful projects were announced. View the list.
Round One: 2014-15
The NSW Government announced $42.85 million in funding for 77 projects across NSW. The total value of the projects came to $95 million after extra contributions were made from local councils, the Australian Government and industry.
In February 2015, 77 successful projects were announced. View the list.
How to apply for funding for your project
Funding applications are assessed in two phases:
- Call for EoIs
- Shortlisted EoIs invited to submit Full Applications (form for reference only)
- Applications for both phases are reviewed by independent technical and assessment panels
- We will hold free grant workshop sessions to assist you in completing your Full Applications
- To find out more please read our Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (note: these are for Round Two so are a guide only).
Australian Government funding
Applicants are also encouraged to apply for Australian Government funding.
The three most relevant programs are:
- Bridges Renewal Programme
- Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme
- National Stronger Regions Fund
Australian Government programs will contribute a maximum of 50 per cent of the total project cost. Find out more from: Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.