Rockhampton motorists on the Roads to Recovery

Media Release

KP013/2018

17 July 2018

Joint release with:

Michelle Landry

Federal Member for Capricornia

Another three major road upgrades around Rockhampton have now been delivered as part of the Coalition Government's Roads to Recovery Program.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt, said a total of $850,000 had been spent under the program to upgrade Bridge Street, one of North Rockhampton's main link roads, and two suburban streets—Rodger Street in North Rockhampton and Bevis Street in South Rockhampton.

“These projects are typical of what the Roads to Recovery Program was set up to help achieve—improving the nation's road infrastructure to make it safer and quicker for those travelling on them,” Mr Pitt said.

“This funding is part of $4.8 billion being invested by the Coalition across the country—between 2013 and 2022—to support local government efforts to better connect communities and improve road safety.

“In addition, earlier this year the Government announced $12.2 million to upgrade 36 dangerous locations across Queensland under the 2018–19 Black Spot Program to further enhance safety on some of our known accident spots.”

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the condition of the three roads had failed to a point where they were considered to be unsafe, particularly in wet weather conditions.

“This is a wonderful outcome for the people of Rocky with upgrades to drainage, kerbing and road surfaces providing locals and visitors with confidence when driving on our roads,” Mrs Landry said.

“In Rockhampton we have delivered $350,000 to upgrade Bridge Street, $230,000 for Bevis Street and $270,000 for Rodger Street. Investments that will have a long-term positive impact for the area.

“These projects are a great example of how the Government's investments in grassroots infrastructure improvements underpins long-term growth in cities, regional centres, towns and remote communities throughout Australia.

For more information on Roads to Recovery: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/roads_to_recovery.