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Roads to Recovery funding flows in Wannon

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the Australian Government is paying over $135 million to 354 local government authorities nationwide, including $1.4 million in Wannon.

Roads to Recovery is so appreciated by local councils because it allows them to direct local road funding to where it is needed most, Mr Tegan said.

Excitingly, the Australian Government’s 2015 Federal Budget detailed double Roads to Recovery allocation for the 2015-16 financial year? giving every council in Wannon double the funds over the next financial year.

For councils across Wannon, this means double the funding to get on with important road and street works and more jobs for locals.

Mr Tehan said councils in Wannon have received $1.4 million in Roads to Recovery payments today, including:

  • Ararat Rural City Council

$210,913

  • Central Goldfields Shire Council

$92,548

  • Corangamite Shire Council

$288,000

  • Glenelg Shire Council

$0

  • Moyne Shire Council

$200,000

  • Pyrenees Shire Council

$162,122

  • Southern Grampians Shire Council

$122,978

  • City of Warrnambool

$324,000

$1,400,561

Our councils and the communities they serve rely on Roads to Recovery funding for local road construction and repairs, ensuring that local knowledge delivers local results, Mr Tehan said.

The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through its $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants, $300 million Bridges Renewal, $500 million Black Spot, $200 million Heavy Vehicle Safety & Productivity and $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Programmes.

All up, the Australian Government is making a massive commitment to local roads to improve the lives of people, makes business more efficient and give our community the better, safer and more reliable infrastructure people deserve.

More information on these programs is available online at www.infrastructure.gov.au.

Media contact: Cate Mercer-Grant 03 5572 1100 or 0408 564 232

cate.mercer-grant@aph.gov.au

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