CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
JASON CLARE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND
UPGRADING ROADS ACROSS AUSTRALIA
An Albanese Labor Government will fund further upgrades to roads across Australia, extending the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program to allow more priority projects to be funded and more local roads to be upgraded.
Based on the highly successful Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program introduced by Labor during the Global Financial Crisis, the LRCI Program delivers funding directly to councils to undertake local priority projects, upgrading infrastructure and supporting jobs growth across communities.
Labor knows that while the latest iteration of the program has been successful, there is more work to be done.
That is why an Albanese Labor Government will expand the program by another $250 million, supporting projects and upgrading roads in every part of Australia – particularly in outer-urban and regional areas.
This will take the total size of this program to $3.25 billion, making a real difference across the country.
As with previous rounds of the LRCI Program, allocations for the extension are determined by formula and take into account road length and population. This will ensure projects across Australia receive the funding they need, not just projects located in marginal seats.
Only an Albanese Labor Government will continue to make the fair and equitable investments that communities across Australia need.
Attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:
“Living in regional Australia, I know the desperate need for more road and community upgrades.
“Councils do great work, but many simply don’t have the resources to upgrade all the roads that they need to.
“That’s why an Albanese Labor Government will give them the support they need, partnering with councils across the country to upgrade local roads right near you.”
WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
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