THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
7th April 2022
Over $288,000 has been funded to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to prioritise maintenance for local roads across the Mornington Peninsula, under the Morrison Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Through the Roads to Recovery Fund, the Morrison Government is providing over $131.8 million to 324 local government authorities nationwide to deliver safer and better-maintained roads.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said the funding will go a long way to ensure that locals can get to where they need to, sooner and safer.
“The Peninsula’s local roads are the veins that keep it’s heart beating by connecting our communities, small business and families together, so making them safe is vital,” Minister Hunt said.
“Across the Peninsula, some of our local roads are looking worse for wear with potholes and other hazards from wear and tear over time; which is why the Roads to Recovery fund is such a lifeline for the Shire Council to prioritise and implement repairs and solutions.”
“This funding to not just the Mornington Peninsula Shire, but to local councils around Australia, forms part of our Government’s unwavering commitment to get Aussies home sooner and safer, no matter where they live.”
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.