Yesterday Justine Elliot MP announced more than $3.4 million in federal funding across three North Coast Local Government Areas.
Ms Elliot said that the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program will support local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across the North Coast, supporting jobs and local economies.
Projects being funded include upgrades to local halls, LED street lighting, improvements to local parks, lighting upgrades at sporting fields and improving stormwater and drainage.
Ballina Shire Council will receive $880,244, Byron Shire Council will receive $730,070 and Tweed Shire Council will receive $1,814,531.
‘This program was designed to fund job-creating, shovel-ready infrastructure projects to help local communities through the COVID 19 pandemic,’ said Ms Elliot.
‘This is a great outcome for our North Coast communities. I congratulate Ballina Shire, Byron Shire and Tweed Shire Councils on the successful outcomes for local road and community infrastructure upgrades and for putting forward projects that will benefit all residents.
‘I’ll always fight to get our fair share from Canberra.’