$5m fed­eral road fund­ing boost

North Coast Times - - BUDGET REPORT -

LO­CAL coun­cils will re­ceive al­most $5 mil­lion for roads projects from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

The 2017-18 round of Roads to Re­cov­ery fund­ing in­cludes $3.34 mil­lion for the City of Wan­neroo and $1.59 mil­lion for the City of Joon­dalup.

That fund­ing in­cluded $1.8 mil­lion for the now-com­pleted Neer­abup Road widen­ing project through Clark­son, which cost a to­tal of $2.5 mil­lion.

There is also $330,000 to up­grade Wesco Road in Now­er­gup.

“Our older es­tab­lished sub­urbs have roads in need of re­pairs, main­te­nance and safety im­prove­ments,” Moore MHR Ian Good­e­nough said.

“Lo­cal gov­ern­ment re­lies on the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to as­sist with meet­ing part of the cost of main­tain­ing the sub­ur­ban road net­work.

“This pro­gram is over and above other streams of fed­eral road fund­ing, in­clud­ing the Black Spot Pro­gram, which is more heav­ily as­sessed on road safety cri­te­ria.”

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