NRMA has revealed that the state has a road funding backlog of $1.5 billion for 2020-2021.
of repair broken roads The report found that while state and federal funding has increased recently, there remains a “substantial shortfall” to build state road networks from scratch to support passenger and freight safety and productivity. exists and outlines.
And the unprecedented wave of wet weather over the past three years hasn’t solved the problem.
The NRMA has warned that the backlog of numbers will explode further as Congress begins to report the extensive damage caused by the devastating floods over the past 12 months, calling for “urgent” funding now. It has been.
“NRMA has an almighty task over the next year to secure the funds Congress needs to repair flood-ravaged and potholed road networks,” spokesperson Peter Khoury said. I got
The top five road infrastructure backlog areas in rural NSW for 2020-21 are Northern Rivers, Riverina, Hunter, Mid North Coast and Central West, with a combined value of $990.9 million. This represents 64.6% of the total regional backlog and a percentage of the total backlog of 52 NSW.
Capital Country (36.1%) and Murray (42%) regions will see the highest annual growth in funding balances from 2020 to 2021.
Looking at the southern NSW region, the 2020-21 infrastructure backlog is estimated by the NRMA report to be:
- Murray = $60.3 million
- Riverina = $225.2 million
- South Coast = $112.3 million
- Capital country = $47.4 million
- Snowy Mountains = $5.3 million
Further narrowing down the region, the Wagga Wagga Council itself has the largest road infrastructure backlog at $180.4 million overall.
In the South Coast area, Eurobodalla Shire Council has the highest backlog at $48.3 million, followed by Shoalhaven at $47.3 million and Bega Valley at $16.7 million.
Upper Lachlan Shire was the most burdened in the Capital Country area with a $26 million backlog, followed by Goulburn Mulwaree with $8.6 million.
According to NRMA, Snowy Mountains has the lowest backlog, with Snowy Monaro Regional Council showing a backlog of $4.2 million (down from $29.2 million in 2019-20) and Snowy Valleys showing a backlog of $1 million. I’m here.
In light of the damaged roads, NRMA launched a Rate Your Road study to find out exactly where funds should be directed.
“Having your opinion on our Rate Your Road survey can make a big difference. The 2019 survey received a record number of votes, and the data will help NRMA support local councils.” helped secure record road funding from the NSW and Australian governments to…
of repair broken roads Report confirms roads are more resilient to damage with more funding to help Congress through streamlined processes, adoption of new standards and materials in repairing roads and a technology-driven audit of the entire NSW road network to support targeted future upgrades. Evidence-based predictive maintenance.
“The long-term strategy and effective financing of the NSW road network, one of the State’s most valuable and productive assets, will enhance safety, improve connectivity and support future passenger and freight growth. will,” the report said.
“We need to ensure that our infrastructure can continue to support our industry, knowing that more than 90% of interstate freight movement is overland.”
The Rate Your Road survey will remain open until mid-February 2023, with results expected to be released prior to the March 2023 NSW elections.