Combining for road upgrade

Article image - Combining for road upgrade Stakeholders combine to fund road upgrade.

Mid-western Regional Council, New South Wales (NSW), has completed an $18.7 million upgrade of Ulan Road, connecting Mudgee to mining operations and the Golden Highway. 

Council secured $9.5 million in grant funding from the State Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions Program, with the remaining $9.2 million provided by Ulan Coal, Moolarben Coal and Wilpinjong Coal operations. 

The 4 year project commenced in 2014 and was completed on time and under budget in sometimes challenging conditions.

As part of the project, the road has been widened, new overtaking lanes and turning bays constructed and significant drainage installed to bring it up to national standard. 

The upgraded road provides a major freight and tourist link between Mudgee and Newcastle.