Roads to Recovery funding flows in Forrest

LOCAL roads and streets will get a much-needed boost today when the Australian Government latest instalment of Roads to Recovery payment hit council coffers.

“Roads to Recovery is so appreciated by local councils because it allows them to direct local road funding to where it is needed most,” Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said.

“Excitingly, the Australian Government’s 2015 Federal Budget detailed a double Roads to Recovery allocation for the 2015-16 financial year – giving councils in the South West even greater opportunity over the next financial year.

Mrs Marino said councils in Forrest have received $212,852 in Roads to Recovery payments today, including:

 

Shire of Augusta Margaret River $53,611
City of Busselton $21,934
Shire of Dardanup $70,641
Shire of Harvey $66,666
$212,852

 

“Our councils and the communities they serve rely on Roads to Recovery funding for local road construction and repairs, ensuring that local knowledge delivers local results,” Mrs Marino said.

The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through its $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants, $300 million Bridges Renewal, $500 million Black Spot, $200 million Heavy Vehicle Safety & Productivity and $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Programmes.

“All up, the Australian Government is making a massive commitment to local roads to improve the lives of people, makes business more efficient and give our community the better, safer and more reliable infrastructure people deserve.”

More information on these programs is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au.