Libanangu Road in Kalkarindji has been chosen by Victoria Daly Regional Council for a big upgrade.
The council has today announced a tender release for an allocation of its Roads to Recovery contract funding agreement which will be provided through the Federal Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Investment Initiative.
The works are planned for Libanangu Road in Kalkarindji and will start once a proponent has been selected.
In line with the Roads to Recovery program objective, the upgrade plan supports the maintenance of local road infrastructure assets.
The works will provide better vehicle access, will mitigate downstream flooding, and will provide better drainage to protect the road surface integrity particularly during the region's wet seasons.
The road infrastructure is required in the Kalkarindji main thoroughfare and council chief executive officer Russell Anderson said this project will ensure safer roads for locals and visitors to the area.
"At present the Libanangu road has poor drainage, which presents traffic management issues, particularly during the wet season," he said.
"The Roads to Recovery funding will allow council to improve infrastructure and provide safer roads for people in our communities."
Daguragu Ward councillor Georgina Macleod says the upgrades will benefit all people living in Kalkarindji.
"This project will bring improved infrastructure, safer roads, better vehicle and pedestrian access; in particular to those residents living along this road and will benefit the whole community," she said.
"In the long term it will reduce maintenance expenses and I hope this project can be followed by many others to bring the communities infrastructure up to a higher standard."
Mayor Brian Pedwell said council was committed to ensuring that funding received from the Commonwealth is best utilised to make the Victoria Daly region more liveable.
Applications for submission of tender close on Monday, November 9.
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