Funding announced for Wombat Street roundabout

A new roundabout is set to be installed at the intersection of Wombat and Berthong Streets. Photo: Peter Guthrie
A new roundabout is set to be installed at the intersection of Wombat and Berthong Streets. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Young motorists will be negotiating a new roundabout on Wombat Street in the future.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke recently announced $250,000 of state government funding for a new single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Wombat and Berthong Street.

It is part of five projects totaling $3,114,959 under round three of the Safer Roads Program, boosting safety measures for drivers across the Cootamundra electorate.

"I spend half my life travelling the roads around the Cootamundra electorate and know first-hand how dangerous some of them can be," Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said

"That's why I'm so pleased the NSW government is funding these improvements.

"This is a serious investment from the government and a clear sign that they are listening to the needs of our communities.

"One death on our roads is one too many, and that's why we're investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home."

The Wombat-Harden Road will receive $510,300 for new curve and advisory speed signs and improved shoulder sealing, while an additional $400,000 will go towards the existing $4.21m project of improvement to the Olympic Highway.

The state government's Safer Roads Program comprises of the Saving Lives on Country Roads program and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives, which sees targeted projects delivered for both the bush and city.

It is a five-year, $822 million project.

More than $300 million has already spent over the last two years.

Some of the new projects announced for financial year 2020/21

  • $510,300 toward Wombat-Harden Road to install new curve and advisory speed signs and improve the sealed shoulder
  • $250,000 toward Wombat Street to install a roundabout

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