Monaro MP Nichole Overall.

THE NSW Government will distribute $50 million to help regional councils repair 420,000 potholes that have opened up on local roads across the state as a result of this year’s extremely wet weather.

More than 135,000 potholes have already been repaired on regional roads across the state since February.

Monaro MP Nichole Overall said roads across Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council and the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area were “hit hard” by relentless wet weather.

“Our two councils combined have some of the largest road networks in the state and have been hit hard by this relentless wet weather that continues to make it difficult for repair crews,” Overall said.

“This exceptional additional support helps our councils increase the resources they can draw on to repair our most damaged roads.”

Councils can now apply for the funding under the new round of local road pothole repairs with applications open for two weeks from today.

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Ian Meikle, editor