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MILLION DOLLAR FUNDING BOOST FOR NORTHERN BEACHES

May 22, 2020

MILLION DOLLAR FUNDING BOOST FOR NORTHERN BEACHES

Northern Beaches will receive nearly a million and a half dollars to boost road and community projects.

The investment will support local business, jobs, community groups and the local economy struggling under the effects of COVID-19.

Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski said the new funding is based on the successful Roads to Recovery program and will enable the local council to deliver priority projects with a focus on upgrades and maintenance to local roads and community infrastructure.

Mr Falinski said accelerating local infrastructure projects was important for supporting jobs and the local economy on the Northern Beaches

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local communities, now and as we navigate out of the coronavirus pandemic.”

“Not only will this package support jobs, construction businesses and the economy across the Bush and Beaches, it will improve our local roads and provide new and upgrades amenities which we so desperately need.”

“Now, we will urgently work with state and local government to get projects underway as soon as possible.”

“This money should not be wasted on overheads. It must be spent on real projects creating real jobs, that stimulate the economy and improve our local infrastructure.”

“The much needed Wakehurst Parkway upgrade is a prime example of where this money should be spent.”

Local road projects to be delivered under the Program include but are not limited to constructing bridges and tunnels, street lighting, and heavy vehicle facilities such as rest areas.

A broad range of community infrastructure projects will be eligible including new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, and picnic shelters and barbeque facilities at parks.

  

Project in Brief:

 

·         Under the Financial Assistance Grant program, the Northern Beaches Council will receive $1,418,332

 

·         Guidelines for the Program will be provided directly to local governments by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

 

·         Includes: bridges, bike lanes, footpaths, gutters, roads, local amenities.

 

·         Allocations under the Financial Assistance Grant and Local Road and Community Infrastructure programs can be found at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/lrci.

 

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