KEY roads and streets in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area will be upgraded over the next two years with the help of an additional $1,096,006 in Australian Government funding.
A total of $6.039 million extra is being made available to local councils across Australia as part of the Roads to Recovery Program.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the extra money will flow directly to councils, to be expended by councils on road repairs and upgrades that are deemed by individual council as priorities.
“Every resident understands the challenges this region faces with building necessary roads,” he said.
“The extra funding will increase Federal Government funding for Roads to Recovery by $6.039 million to Limestone Coast Councils over the next two years, which means they can now invest in more of the road upgrades we need,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin explained that the extra funding would deliver a tangible benefit and would make roads and streets safer and more reliable.
“This is a massive boost in funding for our region’s road network and I am looking forward to seeing the additional opportunities this decision will create for our councils.
“Over its almost 15 year history, Roads to Recovery has funded the repair and upgrade of more than 45,000 local streets and roads across Australia, the largest investment in Australia’s local roads ever undertaken.
“This includes scores of road and street projects across the Limestone Coast,” he said.
The extra $1.105 billion being pumped into Roads to Recovery will be paid to councils under the usual formula as part of their regular quarterly payments without any requirement for councils to match the extra money.
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