Last night’s budget continued funding for the rollout of the biggest road and rail infrastructure program in the nation’s history.
A record funding package of $4.1 billion over four years has been announced to help councils maintain and upgrade local roads through an extension of the Roads to Recovery program.
Federal Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland said Blacktown Council will receive more than $1.25 million in the 2012/13 financial year to continue its road maintenance program.
“Roads to Recovery is a terrific example where Blacktown Council and the Federal Government are partnering to deliver vital infrastructure to our local community,” Ms Rowland said.
“Over the period 2009-2014 Blacktown Council will receive almost $7 million to upgrade our roads.”
Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic said funding would also be continued for the National Smart Managed Motorways project on the M4 which has already commenced.
“Western Sydney motorists who travel to and from work each day on the M4 know too well how congested this vital road link is,” Mr Husic said.
“Almost $2.15 million will be invested in 2012/13 on technology which will ease congestion and increase the flow of the motorway.”
Under Labor, Federal infrastructure spending in the State has more than doubled from $132 to $269 per person.
*** Joint media release with Michelle Rowland MP, Federal Member for Greenway