Funds for flood damaged roads
THE State Government has released funds for much needed road repairs in Mylestom.
Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly, said a natural disaster grant of $38,000 would be provided to repair flood damage that occurred in the village near Bellingen last year.
“Rutile Road on North Beach Reserve in Mylestom suffered extensive damage after heavy flooding in March and then again in May 2009,” Mr Kelly said.
“The road surface was damaged in various sections along the entire 1500 metre length of road, causing loss of access across the creek.
“The funds will go towards the cost of the following repairs, which will be carried out by the LPMA’s Soil Conservation Service: Reinstatement of vehicle access; Minor improvement along 1500m section of road; Installation of box culverts.”
Duty MLC for Oxley, Kayee Griffin, welcomed the announcement.
“The Natural Disaster Relief Scheme makes funds available to repair, replace or restore public property destroyed or damaged as a result of natural disasters,” Ms Griffin said.
“Grants are made available to public bodies on a needs basis and exist to ease the financial burden of fixing the damage to Crown lands.
“The funding will go to repair important local infrastructure.
“The Keneally Government is committed to supporting regional economies.”