FEDERAL BUDGET DELIVERING BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR NEW ENGLAND
The Morrison-Joyce Government is continuing to drive the growth of New England, providing more funding through the 2022-23 Budget for infrastructure projects that will create jobs, benefit locals, and drive economic growth.
Key local projects funded through the Budget include:
- Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI), Tenterfield to Newcastle – Additional $30 million.
- Infrastructure Investment Program, Moree to Grafton - $8 million.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said these projects will make roads safer, reduce travel times and boost the economy.
“The Federal Government’s record infrastructure investment pipeline continues to deliver better outcomes for the people of New England,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“Investing in infrastructure upgrades ensures we are planning for a better future, giving locals the roads and services they need and deserve.
“These funding commitments will create jobs, boost business investment, and drive our economic recovery.
“An additional $30 million will be spent on the Roads of Strategic Importance Program, supporting the critical Tenterfield to Newcastle corridor.
“Continued investment will build on the success of the ROSI initiative of improving road safety,
enhancing productivity and assisting with improving the resilience of our freight network.
“The Gwydir Highway will receive $8 million to scope upgrades as part of the Infrastructure Investment Program, likely to include passing opportunities over the Great Dividing Range and improve road safety through the provision of safety barriers, intersection improvements and road widening.
“This investment through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our Government has already made in New England.
“This includes $20 million for the upgrade of Port Stephens Cutting, $32 million for the Goonoo Goonoo Road duplication and $96 million for the Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass.
“The Coalition Government will continue to invest in the projects that keep commuters and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.”
The Australian Government will continue to work with the New South Wales Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across New South Wales.
For more information on investments, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au