THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
8th December 2021
OVER $8 MILLION TO RESTORE LOCAL ROADS
Local roads connect the Mornington Peninsula’s residents to their favourite everyday local businesses – which is why they will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program (R2R).
Federal Member for Flinders the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that getting Australians home soon and safer on local roads is a continuous and unwavering commitment from the Morrison Government.
“Local roads are more than lines on a map, they’re connections for everyday locals to get to their jobs, do some shopping and see their friends and family”, Minister Hunt said.
“I look forward to working with the Shire council to progress a number of high-priority local road projects to make sure each journey on the Mornington Peninsula is as safe and smooth as possible.”
The following councils will receive the following quarterly payment under the program:
|Funding Recipient||Funding Amount||Total R2R Funding Amount (2019-21)|
|Mornington Peninsula Shire Council||$639,482||$8,048,197|
Assistant Minister for Local Government Kevin Hogan said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, 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,” Mr Hogan said.
“We are investing in infrastructure nationwide to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery from COVID-19.
“Assisting local councils to maintain and improve roads under their jurisdiction is a big part of that, which is why we have made a $2.5 billion commitment through the Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and earlier this year brought forward $1.3 billion of the 2021–22 Financial Assistance Grant payment.”
Mr Hogan said Roads to Recovery investments deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the country.
“The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through a range of programs,” Mr Hogan said.
“This support includes the Financial Assistance Grant and Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity, Roads to Recovery and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure programs.”
More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.