Further funding to maintain local roads and support jobs in Parramatta

Monday, 26 April 2021

More local roads in Parramatta will be fixed, with the Morrison Government providing over $214,067 to Parramatta City Council under the Roads to Recovery Program.

The Roads to Recovery Program distributed funding to local governments who in turn identify and deliver selected road maintenance projects.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the government was focused on delivering a better local road network.  

“Securing funding for Council through our successful Roads to Recovery Program ensures a smoother, safer journey and supports jobs throughout the lifecycle of each project,” Senator Payne said.

“This latest funding is in addition to our Road Safety Package, which will see over $3.3 million invested across five projects, including long-awaited pedestrian safety upgrades at the intersection of Victoria Road and Pennant Street.

“Infrastructure projects drive economic activity and create jobs which is why the Morrison Government continues to invest in better roads across the Parramatta and Cumberland regions.”

Parramatta City Council has been allocated over $6.4 million under the Roads to Recovery program which Senator Payne said was just one part of the government’s Economic Recovery Plan from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We have funded a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020–21 Financial Assistance Grant payment, both of which already benefited the Parramatta and Cumberland regions,” Senator Payne said.

“Each project represents local jobs being supported as we come back from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.