$2m promise for Northern Rivers roads
ROADS in need of urgent work will be upgraded with the promise of $2 million dollars in funding if the Coalition is re-elected in July.
Page MP Kevin Hogan and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester were in Lismore to announce the funding under the national $50 billion Infrastructure and Investment Programme.
The announcement includes $1 million to seal Richmond Terrace in Coraki as part of the riverbank rebuild, and $1 million for sealing works on Conway St, Wyrallah Rd, and Broadwater Rd.
Mr Hogan consulted with local councils to identify roads they saw as a priority in their areas, and promised the extra funding above the normal Roads to Recovery funding.
The Page MP recognised the great number of roads to maintain in the electorate was a strain on local government budgets and pledged support.
"A number of our local roads are in urgent need of sealing, widening and strengthening works," Mr Hogan said.
"We want to help local governments do everything they can to maintain their bridges, maintain their highways, and with this injection, maintain our local roads."
"Council chooses the roads they want to fix and they match the funding."
Mr Chester said improving local roads was a priority for the Coalition.
"We understand if you invest in good local roads, you not only change lives, but actually save people's lives as well," Mr Chester said.
"Kevin Hogan has worked hard, not just for the Pacific Highway upgrades and the major roads, but the smaller little roads in our communities."