The Morrison Joyce Government is continuing to deliver better and safer roads across New England, providing $2,042,908 for three projects under the Remote Roads Upgrade Program.
This funding will ensure more unsealed and dangerous roads across our region get the attention they need, making them safer and getting motorists to their destination sooner.
Projects in New England include:
- $1,249,600 for the Jones Road upgrade in the Inverell Shire LGA.
- $479,148 for the Pages Creek and Sargeants Gap Road Upgrades in the Upper Hunter Shire LGA.
- $314,160 for the Halls Creek Road upgrade in the Tamworth LGA.
Funding will go towards upgrading unsealed roads and safety works including resurfacing, removing dangerous corners, and managing vegetation.
The Morrison Joyce Government is investing more in revitalising regional roads than ever before as part of our record $120 billion 10-year infrastructure investment program.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalition Government was focused on delivering better roads in regional areas.
“This funding will keep locals moving from A to B, getting them to their destination sooner and safer,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“These projects will also create new jobs and support our economic recovery across New England.
“Only through The Nationals and Liberal Government’s strong economic management can we continue to deliver important local infrastructure projects for our New England community.
“Our Government recognises the costs to upgrade rural and regional roads is often prohibitive for local governments, and we want to give families living in regional and remote Australia the confidence that these important projects will be delivered.
“The Nationals and Liberals Government continues to deliver for the people of New England and this announcement is part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.
“The ALP Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett, believes upgrading remote roads is irresponsible, which tells regional Australians everything they need to know about Labor’s plans for our regions.
“Only the Coalition has a plan to make regional Australia stronger, safer and wealthier,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.