The Albanese and Minns Governments are building back infrastructure in Eden-Monaro, making our community more resilient to natural disasters.
In the Bega Valley, the Albanese Government is helping to deliver $6,561,535 in funding for the betterment of Mimosa Rocks National Park and $1,941,296 to improve Nethercote Road through the jointly-funded Infrastructure Betterment Fund and Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Community Assets Program.
The Infrastructure Betterment Fund is focused on building back essential public assets, such as roads, bridges and drainage impacted by the storm and flood events in 2021 and 2022, as well as the 2019/2020 Black Summer bushfires.
The Community Assets Program is repairing and building back community assets, including parks, walkways, community buildings, and tourism and recreational facilities, impacted by the storm and flood events in February and June 2022.
Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain said the Albanese Government is committed to ongoing disaster recovery.
“The sealing of the final 2kms of Nethercote Road is a long time coming for the community. I’m proud to be helping deliver this project to improve stormwater management, improve all weather access and allow it to be used as an alternate access road when required.
“Most importantly it will stop that runoff we see into the amazing Yowaka River and Pambula Lake which can impact the oyster industry” Ms McBain said.
For more information, including the full lists of successful projects, visit the Infrastructure Betterment Fund website and the Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Community Assets Programs website.