Toowoomba Regional Council has received $1,110,000 in the latest payment round under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program to assist with local road construction and maintenance.
Federal Member for Groom The Hon Dr John McVeigh MP said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow Toowoomba Regional Council to progress a number of priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads.
“We want to see excavators and diggers in the ground on all sorts of projects right across the nation, especially here in Groom,” Dr McVeigh said.
“Infrastructure is more important now, during COVID-19, than ever before.”
“The Roads to Recovery Program enables councils to prioritise roads funding to invest in the infrastructure that facilitates greater access, improves safety and strengthens economic growth.”
The projects being funded include:
- Jondaryan Mt Tyson Road (from Grant Road to Grundy Road), Jondaryan
- Jondaryan St Ruth Road (from Galligan Road to Taylor Road), Formartin
- Wyreema Cambooya Road (from Cambooya Felton Road to Toowoomba Karara Road), Wyreema
- Meringandan Shirley Road (from School Road to Browne Road), Meringandan West
- Mondam Road (from Irongate Road to Hutchison Road), Irongate
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Kevin Hogan said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government would deliver more than $212.7 million this quarter to 425 Local Governments across the country for safer and better-maintained roads.
“The Federal Government is committed to building the infrastructure of the 21st century through our record $100 billion infrastructure pipeline,” Mr Hogan said.
“Enabling road infrastructure works to continue under strict social distancing measures is crucial to keeping the economy moving during COVID-19.
“The Federal Government understands the importance of the Roads to Recovery Program to local councils which is why we committed an addition $100 million a year 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.
Federal support for Local Governments include Financial Assistance Grants, Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.
More information on these programs is available at infrastructure.gov.au.