fiona.png
spreads (14).gif

Council's Regional Roads to be considered

The NSW Labor Opposition has raised fears the Liberal-National Government’s rural and regional roads reclassification plan is actually an underhanded ploy to slash vital maintenance funding to councils. An expert panel has been established to identify up to 15,000 kilometres of council-managed roads in rural and regional areas to hand back to the state, in a bid to “ease the burden” on councils and ratepayers.  But Labor’s Shadow Minister for Rural Roads Mick Veitch has warned if this process isn’t done correctly then the opposite could happen. Mr Veitch said his concern is the Liberal-National Government may only take responsibility of low-maintenance roads while also cutting council funds to uphold the remaining roads. “There is a real risk councils could end up further disadvantaged as a result of this, leaving them with high-cost roads and less funding to maintain them,” Mr Veitch said. “This is a big task and it is critical it’s done well and with council’s interest at the heart of it. I am really worried that this won’t happen and this is actually an underhanded ploy to slash vital maintenance funding to councils to save some money given the amount of budget blowouts from this government.” 

COMMENTS : Due to the risks associated with comments from unidentified contributors that expose The Beagle to possible legal actions under the NSW Defamation Act 2005 No 77 anonymous or Nom de Plume comments will not be available

NOTE to those wishing to comment: Tell us your name. First and second name. Make a comment and own it. Have a conversation but let the other person know who you are. No name - no publishing of your comment - simple. 


If you need anonymity email us via our normal or encrypted email accounts. 

Please note that if you are looking for a previous comment that is no longer visible please contact us.
 

buymeacoffee.png