Gold Coast City Council will receive almost $24 million in funding under the Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Local MP Karen Andrews said the Gold Coast City Council will receive $23,676,058 over the 2019−20 to 2023−24 period.
“These allocations under the Roads to Recovery Program are great news for the Gold Coast,” Minister Andrews said.
“The funding provides the Gold Coast City Council with the ability to invest in upgrading local roads, helping to improve safety and efficiency levels for all users of the network and economic growth in our community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said all up 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.”
The Roads to Recovery Program involved close collaboration between the Australian and local governments to deliver the road infrastructure improvements required to support economic growth.
The Liberal National Government has clearly demonstrated its commitment to continuing this important partnership by recently ensuring that no new legislation will be required to extend the program in the future.
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.