Local streets and roads in the Shire of Northam will receive a major boost with an additional $1,156,327 in funding over the next two years under the Coalition Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme.
The extra funding will increase federal funding for Roads to Recovery in the Shire of Northam from $768,040 to $1,081,975 in 2015-16 and from $384,020 to $1,226,412 in 2016-17.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has welcomed the substantial commitment under the Coalition Government’s Roads to Recovery programme.
“The Coalition Government’s extra funding of over $1.15million to the Shire of Northam over the next two years means they can now invest in more of the road upgrades we need,” Mr Porter said.
“This extra funding will deliver a tangible benefit and make roads and streets in the Shire of Northam safer and more reliable for the whole community.”
Mr Porter said the extra money will flow as a result of the passage through Federal Parliament of the fuel excise indexation legislation.
Every cent of the extra $23billion revenue raised through the excise over the next decade and beyond will be invested in road infrastructure. Councils and residents in Pearce will see more road works in their local area, with local councils set to receive a total of over $31.36million in funding over the next two years for local road construction and street repairs.
“Every resident understands the challenges this region faces with building necessary roads,” Mr Porter said.
“The extra funding will increase federal funding for Roads to Recovery across Pearce from $10.25million to $14.59million in 2015-16 and from $5.12million to $16.76million in 2016-17. As the local member I have been working hard to ensure the Pearce electorate received a strong share of this very significant funding.
“Importantly, the Roads to Recovery Programme is set up for councils to make road spending decisions based on local needs – without interference from Canberra.”
Details on the Roads to Recovery Programme can be found at: