COUNCILS in the South West will today receive their latest share of Australian Government $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery program to assist with local road construction and maintenance.
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said today that councils in the region would receive nearly $1.5 million in March to spend on locally identified road projects.
“Quarterly payments through the Roads to Recovery Programme allow councils across Australia to direct local road funding to where it is needed most “Mrs Marino said.
“Our councils rely on Roads to Recovery funding for road projects chosen by the councils themselves, ensuring that local knowledge delivers the best local roads.”
Councils in the Forrest electorate receiving Roads to Recovery payments in this round include:
|City of Bunbury
|City of Busselton
|Shire of Capel
|Collie Shire Council
|Shire of Donnybrook Balingup
|Shire of Harvey
|Shire of Nannup
“The Roads to Recovery payments made today are additional to the $575 million our local governments shared last month through the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grants programme.”
The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through Financial Assistance Grants, Bridges Renewal, Black Spot and Roads to Recovery Programmes.
More information on these programs is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au.