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Upgrades To Local Roads Supporting Jobs In The Blue Mountains
Over $650,000 is being invested to reseal sections of the following roads:
- Attunga Road in Blaxland
- Sinclair Crescent in Wentworth Falls
- Waratah Road in Wentworth Falls
- Scott Avenue in Leura
- Victoria Street in Katoomba
A section from Railway Parade to Baths Road, Terrace Falls Road in Hazelbrook has received over $209,000 in federal funding for significant pavement rehabilitation and resealing work.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the Morrison Government is delivering a series of multi-million investments to upgrade road infrastructure across the Blue Mountains.
“Up and down the Blue Mountains, our Government is delivering funding across a variety of programs to ensure a better local road network so that commuters can save time and stay safe,” Senator Payne said.
“Making this investment in better roads is also supporting jobs, which is an essential as part of our economic comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I will continue to work with Blue Mountains Council to identify further priority road investments across the Blue Mountains.”
The Morrison Government has also delivered $425,000 in funding to Blue Mountains City Council under the Black Spot Program to improve safety at Scott Avenue in Leura, a key road linking the Great Western Highway with Leura. Construction works are expected to start in April 2021.
This is in addition to a funding package Minister Payne announced on 5 March 2021 of $4.5 million for road upgrades along the Great Western Highway and in Katoomba Town Centre.
Ward 1 Liberal Councillor Kevin Schreiber said ensuring road users were safe was vital.
“I constantly get emails and calls about the condition and safety of our local roads, so to see this funding flow from the federal government is very welcome,” Cr Schreiber said.
“What matters is that locals, Council and the government are working together to deliver positive outcomes and that is something I think we can all get behind.
“I urge residents to let me know if there are any particular roads they are concerned about, and I will raise these matters with Council as a priority.”
For more information about the government’s Roads to Recovery Program, visit here
The Roads to Recovery program provides funding directly to local and state governments to support the maintenance of local roads. Blue Mountains City Council is the proponent for each project. Council has been allocated over $4.3 million for the period 2019-20 to 2023-24 under the Roads to Recovery Program.
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