Clarence Way funding: Council puts in $4m, Federal Govt contributes $16m

ABOVE: Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas and MP Kevin Hogan, centre, with Bonalbo residents outside the Bonalbo Memorial Hall. Photos: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

It is going to costs $20 million to upgrade 31 kilometres of the Clarence Way between Bonalbo and Urbenville.

It would be impossible to count the number of potholes in that section of road so its repair is good news for residents and freight trucks.

Federal MP Kevin Hogan was in Bonalbo with Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas and council staff to make the announcement.

“This upgrade will see significant safety improvements including pavement widening and strengthening as well as drainage and delineation improvements,” Mr Hogan said.

The funding for the repair of all of Clarence Way has been a long campaign with former mayor Danielle Mulholland and former councillor Earle Grundy lobbying State and Federal Governments for years.

The next section to do will be the Bruxner to Bonalbo section, Mr Hogan said.

Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas said it was a great day for the region. 

Kyogle mayor Kylie Thomas with Bonalbo residents at the Clarence Way funding announcement.

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