Katherine roads could see upgrades with more than $1 million in funding under the Roads to Recovery Program.
The program, which supports the maintenance of the Australia’s road infrastructure, will distribute over $25 million to councils in Lingiari as part of a nation-wide investment.
“The funding provides councils with the ability to invest in upgrading local roads, thereby helping to improve safety and efficiency levels for all users of the network and economic growth in their communities,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion said.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the program would provide $2 billion to local government bodies across Australia from 2019−20 to 2023−24.
“The Coalition Government is investing $400 million each and every year following an extension of the Program in the 2016 Budget to deliver a further $50 million per annum from 2019−20 onwards,” Mr McCormack said.
“This means that the majority of councils will receive more Roads to Recovery funding in the 2019‑20 to 2023-24 program than their base allocation in 2014-15.”
Through the Roads to Recovery Program, the Government supports councils with the ongoing maintenance of Australia’s local road infrastructure, facilitating greater access and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.
Katherine Town Council will receive $1,154,594 for road upgrades and has been contacted for comment on when and how the funds will be spent.
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