TRUCKLOADS OF CASH FOR MONARO ROADS
Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Monaro’s road users are set to benefit with millions of dollars committed during the election now funded through the 2019/2020 NSW Budget.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today’s budget is the start of a four year investment in Monaro’s roads.
“We have a clear plan and today’s budget allocation is step 1 in the roads program for 2019 – 2023. I’m proud the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is prioritising transport and road safety in the delivery of this major funding for our region,” he said.
“Today’s budget marks the start of the delivery of major election commitments, with funding allocated to begin the $20 million upgrade to the Kings Highway and $20 million upgrade to the Monaro Highway.
“This is a budget for every road user in the Monaro. Funding for further upgrades to our two arterial highways has been allocated today, and I look forward to these major upgrades rolling out over this term of government.”
Mr Barilaro said further roads projects in the Monaro have been highlighted in the NSW Budget Election Commitments list, to be rolled out over the next four years.
“Today’s budget allocates funding to begin upgrades to the Monaro and Kings Highway. We have also released a list of final election commitments to be funded by the NSW Liberals and Nationals in this term of Government,” Mr Barilaro said.
Key election commitment road projects in Monaro include:
$20 million to seal Bobeyan Road
$27 million for planning and land acquisition for Dunns Creek Road
$10 million for major upgrades to Captains Flat Road
$17.5 million to seal or re-seal eight core roads in the Snowy Monaro region
“I’m excited for each one of these projects. It is evident we have a clear vision for roads investment over the next four years of government,” Mr Barilaro said.
“$27 million for the commencement of planning and land acquisition for Dunns Creek Road is incredible for residents in Googong and Jerrabomberra. The new road will link Googong to the Monaro Highway at Hume, taking traffic out of Jerrabomberra and strengthening Queanbeyan’s road network.
“Sealing Bobeyan Road will put Adaminaby back on the map, and the tourism and business benefits of this major upgrade cannot be overstated. The poor state of Bobeyan Road is dangerous for locals, deterring for tourists, and not fit for Snowy Hydro 2.0.
“The Captains Flat community deserve safe roads, particularly Captains Flat Road, which is their main road in and out of town. I am proud our government is committed to delivering road funding that will make a world of difference to the community out at the Flat, and residents along Captains Flat Road.
“Residents across the Snowy Monaro region will reap the benefits of $17.5 million in roads funding during this term of government, which will see sealing and re-sealing projects underway on Smiths Road, Tinderry Road, Dry Plains Road, Shannons Flat Road, Avonside Road, Maffra Road, Springfield Road and Mila Road.”
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