Morrison Government delivers further federal funding for local Blue Mountains roads
More local roads in the Blue Mountains will be fixed, with the Morrison Government providing over $869,000 to the Blue Mountains City Council under the Roads to Recovery Program.
The Roads to Recovery Program distributes 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 $4.2 million Road Safety Package, which will see new upgrades at Faulconbridge, Medlow Bath and Katoomba for cyclists, residents and motorists alike.
“Infrastructure projects drive economic activity and create jobs which is why the Morrison Government continues to invest in better roads up and down the Great Western Highway.”
Blue Mountains City Council has been allocated over $4.3 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 Blue Mountains.
“Each project represents local jobs being supported as we comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.