Currumbin Creek Road is set to be upgraded thanks to two funding packages announced today that will together provide over $1.3 million for repairs following Cyclone Debbie and for safety upgrades.
$787,966 is being contributed by Commonwealth, State and Local Governments out of a $40 million Betterment Fund to restore sections of Currumbin Creek Road that were damaged in Cyclone Debbie by strengthening the road and its surroundings. This will help prevent erosion damage from future flooding events.
Additionally, $545,000 in Commonwealth funding through the 2018-19 Black Spot Program will be used to install a variety of safety features along a 10 kilometre stretch of Currumbin Creek Road. These will include guideposts, curve alignment markers, and advanced warning signs, amongst others.
Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews, said “These two projects are great news for all those who use Currumbin Creek Road and will provide long-term benefits for all motorists travelling along it.
“The Betterment funding will not only fix damage to the road but will ensure it is built stronger and more resilient to cope with any future severe weather events, and the funding provided through the Blackspot Program will ensure that Currumbin Creek Road is the safest it has ever been” she said.
Mrs Andrews was also delighted to announce that the Commonwealth Government will be contributing $285,000 to a $475,000 project to enhance Golden Four Drive from Dune Street to Gibson Street in Tugun, with kerb extensions and safer pedestrian crossings. The City of Gold Coast will contribute $190,000 to this project.
For further information on Betterment Funding and the projects it has supported, visit http://qldreconstruction.org.au/ndrra/exceptional-circumstances-category-dfunding-following-Cyclone-debbie, and for more information on the Black Spot Program, go to http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.