Local streets and roads in the Shires of Chittering and Gingin will benefit from the Coalition Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme being doubled in 2015–16.
The Shire of Chittering would see its funding for 2015-16 increased to $415,767, while the Shire of Gingin would receive $798,547.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the doubling of Roads to Recovery funding in 2015-16 was part of the Coalition’s Economic Action Strategy to invest in world-class productivity-enhancing infrastructure in Western Australia to create jobs, improve safety, reduce travel times and boost economic growth.
“This major injection of funding for local street and road priorities will create jobs, boost our local economy and make our roads safer for the whole community,” Mr Porter said.
“Doubling investment for 2015-16 epitomises the importance the Coalition places on local needs and building the infrastructure Australia needs from the local level up.”
“Importantly, Roads to Recovery projects allows local councils to direct local road funding to where it is needed most.”
The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through its $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants, $300 million Bridges Renewal, $500 million Black Spot, $200 million Heavy Vehicle Safety & Productivity and $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery Programmes.
“In the first year under the Coalition Government an unprecedented $952million was invested into road infrastructure in Pearce,” Mr Porter said.
“Already in 2015 the Coalition has invested a further $281.13million in Pearce, bringing the total of road funding investment in our community to more than $1.233billion.”
Further information on the Roads to Recovery Programme can be found at