Roads to Recovery funding flows in for the ACT


 

The ACT will today receive their latest share of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Programme to assist with local road construction and maintenance. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the Australian Government is paying over $117 million to 297 local government authorities nationwide, including $1,499,510 for the ACT.

“Quarterly payments through the Roads to Recovery Programme allow Australian cities and towns to direct local road funding to where it is needed most,” Senator Seselja said today.

“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, which is providing $2.3 billion nationwide in 2014–15.

“Today’s announcement will see $1,499,510 of funding for the ACT to help improve our local road infrastructure and facilitate greater community access.

“Road improvement projects will be chosen by our ACT Legislative Assembly representatives, ensuring that local knowledge delivers the best local roads,” Senator Seselja concluded.

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.