Local road maintenance on the Mornington Peninsula will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the Roads to Recovery funding would allow the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads.
“We want to see excavators and diggers on the ground, working on all sorts of projects right across the nation, especially here on the Mornington Peninsula,” Mr Hunt said.
“Enabling road infrastructure works to continue under strict social distancing measures is crucial to keeping the economy moving during COVID-19.
“These important community projects mean more locals will stay in jobs and spend money in their local towns and businesses across the Peninsula.”
The projects being funded on the Peninsula include:
- $818,955 to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for road upgrades in Tootgarook and Moorooduc
- $27,143 for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for upgrades to roads on French Island
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.
“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 www.infrastructure.gov.au.