by Hawkesbury Mayor, Sarah McMahon
One of the most common calls to my office recently has been loud complaints about the potholes which seem to be multiplying throughout the local road network.
Continual flooding has caused massive deterioration of road surfaces which plays havoc with local motorists, tourists and heavy vehicles.
Crews were out at Cattai today repairing potholes and rebuilding sections of Mitchell Park Road and will continue to carry out works throughout the region.
Thirty five metropolitan councils will share $220 million worth of funding which is in addition to $25 million that was made available last year to flood-affected councils.
Great news for The Hills Shire Council too, which has secured $11,134,876 for pothole repairs.
The funding entitlement for each council was calculated based on the distance of the local road network.
“I know that Hawkesbury City Council, The Hills Shire Council and Hornsby Shire Council strongly advocated for additional funding and it’s great that the NSW Government was able to respond so quickly.”Robyn Preston said