Australian Government Funding for Canberra's National Infrastructure and Road Upgrades
|TRS13/Budget||10th May 2005|
The Australian Government will upgrade public infrastructure throughout Canberra and the ACT in 2005-06, the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Jim Lloyd, said today.
"Roads, carparks and tourism facilities are examples of infrastructure that will benefit from this investment," Mr Lloyd said.
"As part of the funding, ACT roads will receive $22.0 million in 2005-06, mainly for rehabilitation and transport-related capital works including:
"The Government has also spent $2.0 million to finalise the upgrade of the railway bridge that forms part of the Queanbeyan heavy vehicle bypass, a road that will benefit many Canberrans as they travel to and from the NSW South Coast."
Mr Lloyd said the Barton and Federal highways in the ACT had now been constructed to a quality four-lane standard.
Mr Lloyd also confirmed last year's announcement of $10.2 million for new and replacement capital works programmes to be carried out by the National Capital Authority in 2005-06.
"The new capital works, worth $1.5 million, include:
"We will spend the remaining $8.7 million on:
"The Government has once more affirmed its commitment to ensuring that our national capital is a great place to live, work and visit," Mr Lloyd said.
|Fiona Telford||Mr Lloyd's office||02 6277 7060 / 0407 908 504|