Federal Government funding for Sunshine Coast road upgrades

Sunshine Coast Local News

The Federal Government has committed nearly $2.5 million to upgrade Sunshine Coast roads under the latest Roads to Recovery funding round.

The program means funding is provided directly to Councils to assist them with maintaining and upgrading local government areas.

“Across the Sunshine Coast four upgrades totalling more than $2,552,000 will take place between now and February next year,” Fairfax MP Ted O’Brien said.

“In Fairfax, nearly $1 million has been committed to works along Dalton Drive in Maroochydore as well as upgrades to the Mudjimba Esplanade from Beach Road north towards North Shore.”

Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace said he was looking forward to the projects commencing.

“Upgrade works for Currimundi Road between Buderim and Farlow Streets are now underway,” Mr Wallace said.

“A stretch of Coonowrin Street in Battery Hill will also be resurfaced before the end of the year.

“This is about making our roads safer for local families,” he said.

The Coalition recommitted to the Roads to Recovery program in this year’s budget and even extended its financial commitment by an additional $50 million per annum from 2019/20. 

Over the next four years it will provide $1.86 billion to the program in support of local Councils.
 

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