STRONG FEDERAL INVESTMENT INTO ROADS IN GREY
Posted on Monday, 3 September, 2018
for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce more Federal investment
into local roads.
“I am pleased to announce the Australian Government has committed
funding of $2,250,000 towards the construction of two new rest areas and the
upgrade of three existing rest areas on the Barrier Highway about 140km north
of Adelaide south of Burra,” he said.
“The Barrier Highway is a heavily utilised route for heavy vehicles who
share the road with cars, travellers and tourists. Increasingly we are putting
tougher rules on truckies and ensuring they take appropriate rests. We cannot
expect them to comply unless we provide areas for them to get their truck off
“The highway will
soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to upgrades being funded
under round six of the Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity
“We all understand how important
it is to upgrade these roads – we all drive them often and see firsthand the
jobs and opportunities agriculture and transport brings to Grey.
”I have been
fighting for better roads and the Government’s strong investment into roads is
fantastic news for truckies travelling through our region and all road users.
regulations for truckies it is paramount they have safe rest areas to use.”
Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and
Regional Development Michael McCormack said the program provides funding to
local councils and State and Territory Governments to help fund works designed
to improve the safety and efficiency of important heavy vehicle routes around
“Around Australia we are investing in helping people get home sooner and
safer, no matter where they live,” Mr McCormack said.
“That’s why we
are continuing to deliver road funding where it’s needed, based mainly on the
local knowledge, especially to councils which make up more than 60 per cent of
the 93 projects selected under this latest round of funding.”
More on the
Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, including a full list of
successful Round Six projects, is available at: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspx
Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744 Mr
Ramsey August 31 2018