LOCAL streets and roads in Forde will benefit from the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme being doubled in 2015–16 to $13.1 million
Tuesday’s 2015-16 Federal Budget confirmed a national commitment to doubling the Roads to Recovery investment in the next financial year to support greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen said that the Roads to Recovery funding boost would support much-needed local street and road projects across the region.
“This major injection of funding for local street and road priorities will create jobs, boost our local economy and make our roads safer for the whole community,” Mr van Manen said.
“Doubling investment for 2015-16 epitomises the importance the Australian Government places on local needs and building the infrastructure Australia needs from the local level up.
“Importantly, Roads to Recovery projects are nominated by local councils to meet local priorities.”
Mr van Manen said two local councils in the Forde electorate would receive the following Roads to Recovery funding in the 2015-16 financial year:
• Logan City Council $4,740,869
• City of Gold Coast $8,452,643
Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen said he welcomed the Roads to Recovery funding boost which would help maintain and repair local roads across the region.
“Local Government’s play an important role in the construction and repair of roads and this funding will help us deliver the reliable infrastructure people deserve,” Cr Petersen said.
“This funding is about local knowledge delivering local results for our community.
“Better roads improve the every day lives of people, make businesses more efficient and giver our community the safe infrastructure it needs.”
Further information on the Roads to Recovery Programme can be found at http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/r2r/.