ROADS TO RECOVERY FUNDING FLOWS IN WIDE BAY

Local road maintenance in the Wide Bay electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program. 
 
Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien MP said the Australian Government would deliver over $139.6 million to 310 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.
 
“As the Chairman of the Joint Select Committee into Road Safety and as an ex-traffic accident investigator, improving the safety and quality of our roads is something that is very important to me and this Federal Government program helps local councils do this,” Llew O’Brien said.
 
“The Roads to Recovery funding in Wide Bay will allow local councils across the region to undertake a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads”.
“These projects will include the following: 

 Local Council 

 Road name

 Work Proposed

 Total Cost

 Federal   Government   Contribution

 Gympie Regional
 Council

 Neerdie Road, Neerdie

 Road Widening

$1,150,000

 $780,000

 Noosa Road, Gympie

 Road Widening

 $438,000

 $81,802

 Barter Street, Gympie

 Road Reconstruction

 $500,000

 $500,000

 South Burnett   Regional Council

 Annings Road, Murgon,

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $33,068

 $33,068

 Silverleaf Road, Murgon

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $121,176

 $121,176

 Bradleys Road, Wooroonden

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $43,252

 $43,252

 Reidys Road, Wooroonden

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $39,288

 $19,644

 Freemans Road, Wooroonden

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $22,680

 $22,680

 Brand Road, Wooroonden

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $55,660

 $55,660

 Wooroonden Road, Glenrock

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $88,404

 $88,404

 Tipperary Roads, Redgate

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $65,400

 $65,400

 Heatheringtons Road, Manyung

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $53,65

 $53,652

 Crownthorpe Road,       Crownthorpe

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $99,180

 $99,180

 Carters Road, Tablelands

 Crumbed Rubber       reseal.

 $21,288

 $21,288


 
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, as part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget.
 
“From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the Government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following,” Mr McCormack said.
 
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Andrew Gee said the Australian Government was committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they lived.
 
“Our Roads to Recovery investments will deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the country,” Mr Gee said.
 
The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through Financial Assistance Grants, and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.
 
More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.
 
Ends.
 
Media Contacts
Mr McCormack – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254
Mr Gee – Rosie Pritchard 0408 879 496
Mr O’Brien – Clementine Norton 07 4121 2936