Kissing Point Road, Turramurra to be upgraded under Roads To Recovery

Local road maintenance in the Bradfield electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher said the Australian Government would deliver over $77.2 million to 234 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.

Kissing Point Road in Turramurra is to be upgraded between the Pacific Highway and Barrellan Avenue, with $706,890 allocated under the Roads to Recovery Program.

Assistant Minister for the Deputy Prime Minister Kevin Hogan said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, as part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget.

“From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the Government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following,” Mr Hogan said.

“We are investing in infrastructure nationwide in order to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Assisting local councils to maintain and improve roads under their jurisdiction is a big part of that, which is why we have also funded a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment.

“The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through a range of programs.

“This support includes Financial Assistance Grants and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.”

More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.