Truck wash upgrade cash

June 23, 2017

Jerilderie has been awarded a share of a $10 million joint initiative between the NSW and Australian Governments to build and upgrade truck wash-out facilities.

Member for Albury Greg Aplin confirmed the Jerilderie Truck Wash would receive $10,000.

‘‘This work is part of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Truck Washes program, which is set to build an efficient freight transport network across regional NSW by focusing on hotspots where truck washing facilities and effluent disposal doesn’t currently meet the needs of truck operators,’’ Mr Aplin said.

‘‘This is an essential industry to the state’s economy and I’m delighted with the local government projects that have been successful — they will contribute greatly to a stronger freight transport network.’’

The funding initiative was designed to enhance the safety and productivity of truck wash-out facilities, as well as providing environmental benefits across regional NSW.

‘‘All projects underwent a detailed evaluation process, first by a technical panel chaired by Transport for NSW and then by the Infrastructure NSW’s Regional Independent Assessment Panel with representatives from across the freight industry,’’ Mr Aplin said.

‘‘The benefit of these projects outweighs their costs by more than three times.

‘‘All applicants had to demonstrate that their upgraded or new facility could lawfully dispose of, or sustainably reuse, collected waste water. So this announcement is a great testament to the hard work of those who were involved in the submission,’’ he said.

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