The Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Calare Andrew Gee met with Mayor Ian Gosper and Acting General Manager Stephen Harding today to announce funding for Cabonne of over $500,000 for a new truck wash as part of the Fixing Country Truck Washes program.
The joint NSW and Australian Government investment will make it quicker and easier for trucks travelling around the region to stay clean and road worthy.
"With this new facility, trucks will not have to divert from direct routes or travel empty to Carcoar to access a truck wash and effluent disposal point.” Mrs Pavey said. "This upgrade will improve biosecurity throughout the region, as well as reduce the spread of weeds.
Mr Gee stated while the site is yet to be determined the new facility will cater for large vehicles up to B-Doubles.
"These new Truck Washes are a big win for regional NSW, they will help create a strong, reliable freight transport network, booting regional economy" he said.
Mayor Ian Gosper commented that it was great to see 3 levels of Government working together on this initiative, with Cabonne Council set to add an extra $200,000 to the funding.
Whilst a site has yet to be set for the truck wash, plans are underway to have a location on the Mitchell Highway.
The Molong truck wash is one in 26 projects to share in the $10 million joint NSW and Australian Government initiative, focusing on key routes where current washing facilities don't meet the demand or needs of the livestock transport task.