Councils in the Cootamundra electorate are being encouraged to apply for a share in $500 million funding as part of the NSW Government's Fixing Local Roads program.
The first round of funding is now open and will assist councils with repairing, maintaining or sealing priority local roads.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the announcement will make a difference to the Cootamundra electorate.
"The NSW Nationals in Government went to the 2019 State Election committed to making local roads safer and more efficient and I'm excited to say that we are delivering on that commitment today," she said.
"I'm encouraging all councils in the Cootamundra electorate to nominate shovel-ready projects they'd like to get off the ground."
Ms Cooke said the investment will provide a significant boost for the community by injecting more money into the local economy, as well as helping improve access to schools and hospitals.
"We are all feeling the bite of the drought and this project to fix our local roads will bring additional work to the region, resulting in more job opportunities here in the bush."
Applications under Round 1 of the Program will close on 2 December 2019, with successful projects announced in early 2020.