Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman, yesterday announced that local councils will receive more than $10 million for local road construction and street repairs over the next four years, as part of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme.
“This is great news for local councils, residents and businesses,” Mr Coleman said.
“These funds will make a real difference in building roads, repairing streets and creating better access across our community.
“Importantly, the Roads to Recovery Programme is set up for councils to make road spending decisions based on local needs to ensure that funding is truly directed to where it is most needed in the community.
Mr Coleman said that local councils will be receiving their funding allocations in November. This includes:
· Bankstown City Council to receive a total allocation of $4,298,759;
· Canterbury City Council to receive a total allocation of $2,877,233.
· Hurstville City Council to receive a total allocation of $1,748,932;
· Kogarah City Council to receive a total allocation of $1,250,377.
“The Roads to Recovery programme enables councils to prioritise roads funding to invest in the infrastructure which keeps our drivers safe and strengthens economic growth,” Mr Coleman said.
“Through Roads to Recovery, the Australian Government is supporting our councils with the ongoing maintenance of Australia’s local road infrastructure, facilitating greater access, improving safety, and driving economic and social advances.”