As part of the Morrison Governments $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, various road projects across the Mornington Peninsula have been approved for funding, which will support local jobs, businesses and boost the economy during COVID-19.
Across the Peninsula, 6 road projects have been approved for funding:
- Boneo Road / Besgrove Street Rosebud, Intersection Improvements
- Hayes Avenue Rosebud, Kerb and Channel Renewal
- Leon Avenue Rosebud, Kerb and Channel Renewal
- Murray Anderson Road Rosebud, Kerb and Channel Renewal
- Wattle Grove Portsea, Kerb and Channel Renewal
- Jordan Street Somerville, Kerb and Channel Renewal
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said that continuing and completing these local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
“Every piece of concreate laid is another steppingstone to help our local communities and small businesses out of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Minister Hunt said.
“Not only will this new program continue to support local jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across the Peninsula, it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks.”
“That is why we have moved quickly to approve further funding for these critical road maintenance and improvement projects, to make sure Peninsula residents get home sooner and safer.”
“We will work closely with the Mornington Peninsula council to ensure these pivotal local projects get completed and support Peninsula jobs and businesses as soon as possible.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said almost 5,000 projects have already been nominated under the program with around $450 million paid to councils across Australia
“Our funding boost is helping communities across Australia accelerate priority projects to get people into jobs and stimulate our economy,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“We know how important our support is to communities who have faced the combined effects of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19, which is why we are backing projects to create employment and business opportunities while cutting travel times, as well as making our roads and communities safer.
“We are moving decisively to deliver the support councils and communities need to get through this pandemic and get back on their feet. Under the program, Councils have already nominated almost 5,000 projects with construction to be completed by the end of this year.”
In May 2020, the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government also pre-paid $1.3 billion of this year’s Financial Assistance Grant to provide untied funding for all local councils across Australia to spend on local priorities.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.