THE state’s local road network has been given a boost with an extra $40 million in federal government funding announced.
The supplementary funding is in addition to grants the federal government had already given the state under the Financial Assistance and Roads to Recovery programs.
SA Minister for Regional Development Geoff Brock said the funding boost would be of enormous assistance to the state’s councils.
“It will enable local governments to undertake vital upgrade works on roads of great importance to the economic and social wellbeing of regional communities,” he said. “The state government looks forward to working directly with local councils, and ensuring the funding is distributed in a timely, and effective manner.”
Local government allocations are recommended by the SA Local Government Grants Commission. Councils will be able to use the money as they see fit, whether that be for new roads, increasing capacity on existing roads or general safety improvements.