Ten projects across Grey will receive more than $9.5m in Australian Government funding under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the timing could not be better to see funding flow into regional areas to deliver better and safer bridges and freight roads in Grey.
“This funding will allow communities to fast-track their highest-priority infrastructure projects, providing a much-needed boost to local jobs and the economy.
“The Federal Government is committed to maintaining, repairing and upgrading local and regional roads to facilitate the movement of freight, to key freight hubs and state roads.
“Bridges to receive funding in this round of the program in Grey include $2.5m for widening and strengthening of two bridges near Marrabel, replacing Butler’s Bridge south of Port Pirie, the Andrews Road bridge and Wasleys Bridge which will receive $2.5m to widen and strengthen the existing structures.
“Road upgrades to receive funding include shoulder sealing and hazard reduction on Petersburg Road in the Mid North near Peterborough, Gardner Street and Fowler Terrace in Price, College Road near Roseworthy, Oates, Hatcher and Wilkinson Roads near Lewiston, the construction of a round-about near Two Wells, the Petersburg Road upgrade in the Mid North near Peterborough and one new and three upgrades to rest areas on Stuart Highway.
“Every single local job we support in Grey by investing in infrastructure projects means one less worry for another Australian and their family, reliable work on the books for local construction companies and more cash flowing through local businesses and communities doing it tough.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said these latest rounds would support 350 projects across the nation.
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September 29 2020