Page MP Kevin Hogan and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced funding of $2 million to upgrade local roads.
‘A number of our local roads are in urgent need of sealing, widening and strengthening works,’ Mr Hogan said.
‘I have been working with local councils to identify priority projects and obtain funding to support upgrades for the benefit of local motorists.
‘Today’s announcement includes $1 million to seal Richmond Terrace in Coraki and $1 million for sealing works on Conway Street, Wyrallah Road and Broadwater Road.
‘This is on top of this year’s and next almost tripling of funding to local councils to repair our local roads
‘These projects are great news for our community, tourists and heavy vehicle operators.”
Mr Chester said the $2 million commitment to support for local road upgrades in Page came on top of a recent $2 million commitment to replace ageing timber bridges in Kyogle.
He said supporting councils to upgrade and maintain local roads and improving road safety was a priority for the Coalition.
‘Despite the significant progress over several decades in reducing fatalities the annual economic cost of road crashes is still estimated at $27 billion per year,’ Mr Chester said.
‘There were more than 1275 road deaths across Australia in the 12 months to May 2016 – this is far too many and we must continue the campaign to make our roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
‘We have provided record funding to our Roads to Recovery and Black Spot programmes which support safety upgrades and maintenance of local road networks.
‘By building better roads we can change lives and save lives.’
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