Media release - Boost for Queensland's Road Maintenance

BOOST FOR QUEENSLAND’S ROAD MAINTENANCE


Queensland road maintenance will receive a massive boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.


Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women, Queensland Senator Amanda Stoker says there is more than $38 million going to 49 councils across Queensland for safer and better-maintained roads.


“The Roads to Recovery funding will allow Queensland councils to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads,” Senator Stoker said.


“The Morrison Government is committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they live.”


The Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, as part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget.


Between 2013-14 and 2023-24, the Government is providing $6.2 billion as part of the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following.


“We are investing in infrastructure nationwide in order to lay the foundations for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Stoker.


Assisting local councils to maintain and improve roads is a big part of that, which is why we are also funding a $2.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2021–22 Financial Assistance Grant payment.


Roads to Recovery investments deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the country.


The Government supports local councils to provide vital infrastructure and services through a range of programs, including Financial Assistance Grants and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity, Roads to Recovery and Local Roads and Community Infrastructure programs.


More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.


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