Federal member of Page Kevin Hogan said more than $21 million will now flow to Page’s five councils under the Government’s Roads to Recovery Programme that passed through Parliament this week.
“The Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 passed the Senate and will see councils across Page get their first payments next month – on time and in full,” he said.
“The primary intent of this legislation is to enable local councils to get on with the road and street work needed in local communities. I’m glad that after the hold up, we can now provide this crucial funding for councils to improve our local roads,” Mr Hogan said.
“Importantly, it is councils that choose the road and street projects they want addressed.”
Over the last five years Ballina Shire Council has received $2.8 million under the programme, Clarence Valley Council $7.3 million, Kyogle Shire Council $3.7 million, Lismore City Council $4.5 million and Richmond Valley Council $3.4 million.
“The $2.1 billion from this week’s passage of the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 will enable councils across the country to deliver the better, safer and more reliable local roads and streets our communities need,” Mr Hogan said.