Nebo's Braeside Road works underway
21 March 2016
Joint release with:
Michelle Landry MP
Federal Member for Capricornia
CEO Isaac Regional Council
Works are underway to upgrade Braeside Road, south of Nebo, with funding provided under the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery Programme.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Roads to Recovery Programme was an example of how the Australian Government was working in partnership with local governments to build better roads in regional areas.
"The Federal Government is providing $3.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Programme across Australia, and a significant amount of this money is being spent across regional Queensland," Mr Chester said.
“Building quality infrastructure can change people's lives and it can save people's lives.”
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry MP said the Federal Government was contributing $1.5 million towards the cost of making Braeside Road better and safer.
“The full bitumen section of Braeside Road (between Oxford Road and the Peak Downs Highway) is being stabilised, widened and resealed,” Ms Landry said.
“The Roads to Recovery model gives council the freedom to decide where funding should be spent locally.
“The council has identified this upgrade as being a priority due to the large volumes of traffic, and I know that the upgrades are welcomed by the wider community.”
Isaac Regional Council CEO Rod Ferguson said the project, to improve road conditions and safety, is on schedule.
“Council crews are doing an excellent job on the road with a 2.5 kilometre section stabilised and prime sealed in the last four weeks,” Mr Ferguson said.
“Braeside road is an important connection to Nebo and caters for a high volume of local and industry traffic. Council recognises that the road network is a priority for our residents and we are working hard to stay on schedule.”
The project is expected to be completed April 2016, weather permitting.