Council eyes $3.3m road fund wishlist
The City of Albany will lobby for $3.3 million in road upgrades funding after the council endorsed funding applications for the 201819 financial year.
The Great Southern Regional Road Funding Group was approved to make $2.19 million of State and Federal applications on the City’s behalf on Tuesday night.
If successful, the funding will double the current financial year’s grant allocation of $1.4 million, with funding applications for the 2017-18 financial year expected to total $1 million.
Funding applications will be made for a Great Southern Regional Road Group Road Project grant and for State and National Black Spot Program, and Commodity Routes Supplementary Funding.
Of these renewals, Albany Highway will contend for $1 million of GSRRG grant funding, with the City to contribute $500,000 for profile and asphalt overlays.
Millbrook Road will also vie for $500,000 for reconstruction, widening and drainage works funding.
Kampong Road, Emu Point Drive and North Road will be among the six projects hoped to received black spot funding totalling $190,000.
Another $500,000 of CRSF grant money would be used to upgrade Mindihup Road and Kojenerrup West Road.
If successful, the City will contribute $1.9 million.