Program will deliver much needed road improvements

A NUMBER of Ipswich roads will be the big winners from almost $5 million in extra funding which has been provided by the Federal Government.

Cr Cheryl Bromage said the Federal Government had made the extra funds available to councils across Australia for road funding for the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 financial years.

"These funds have been made available under the Roads to Recovery program and we thank the Federal Government for allocating some of this funding to the council," Cr Bromage said.

Councils across Australia will receive an extra $1.105 billion in funding over the next two years.

"This is on top of the $3.2 billion being distributed from 2014-15 to 2018-19 by the Federal Government," Cr Bromage said.

"Ipswich City Council will be receiving an additional $1.302 million this financial year to be spent on a number of local projects."

The projects include pavement reconstruction of Briggs Rd, Raceview, work on Toongarra Rd at Wulkuraka and preliminary works on the upgrade of the intersection of South Station Rd and Cascade St at Raceview.

A total of $377,032 will also be used to fund a number of projects in the Sealed Roads Rehabilitation Program.

Cr Bromage said the extra funding would allow ICC to move ahead on a number of important local road projects.

She said the extra Roads to Recovery funding also included a commitment of $3.493 million for the 2016-2017 financial year.

"The Roads to Recovery program is designed to help councils maintain local road infrastructure assets," she said. 



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