Upgraded Mudgee roads open

From left: Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy, General Manager Brad Cam, Dubbo MP Troy Grant and Director Operations Daryl Colwell.

From left: Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy, General Manager Brad Cam, Dubbo MP Troy Grant and Director Operations Daryl Colwell.

Upgrades to Fairy Dale Lane and Saleyards Lane in Mudgee are finally complete.

Mudgee residents can now access the roads which are wider, flatter and straighter. 

Resources for Regions program supplied $3.4 million for the road upgrades, linking Bellevue Estate with the Castlereagh Highway.

Dubbo MP Troy Grant officially inspected the road on Friday saying the key to this sort of investment is not sexy bells and whistles, this is essential money that’s going into the future for Mudgee.

“It shows Council are future proofing Mudgee with investments and infrastructure,”

“The projected growth for Mudgee over the next 10 to 20 years will see the area very much developed,” he said.

As part of the project, Restart NSW’s Cobbora Transition Fund also supplied $1 million for the construction of the new Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Care.

Gowrie NSW operates the new centre which is owned by Mid-Western Regional Shire Council. Opened in April, the centre caters for up to 40 children aged three to five years old each day.

Total construction was around 18 months.

“The pre-school looks isolated at the moment but it will be at the heart of this new community,” Mr Grant said.

Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy said it’s made the area more accessible.

“Since the road opened a few weeks ago, the traffic congestion in the afternoons has eased,”

“This major project is already having significant benefits for residents in the Bellevue area and future residents of new housing developments,”

“The project has been entirely grant funded so there was no burden on ratepayers, who are the winners,”

“Fairy Dale Lane is now wider, flatter and straighter, and ready for the increased use over coming years,” Cr Kennedy said.

Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Care will be holding a Community Connections Day from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, December 3, which will be open to the general public. 

Gowrie NSW Mudgee Early Education and Care director Mandy Edwards said the centre is thrilled to be able to open its doors to the local community and offer them a fun and educational day where they will learn about what the centre has to offer. 

Gowrie NSW CEO Lynne Harwood said Gowrie NSW is dedicated to expanding its reach within regional areas, and understands the importance of promoting activities.

The family friendly day is an opportunity for the Mudgee community to explore the new centre at 39 Saleyards Lane, Mudgee. 

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