Shadow Minister fights for increased Roads to Recovery funding

ALGA has welcomed Shadow Local Government Minister Darren Chester’s support for increasing Roads to Recovery funding to $800 million per year. 

Speaking in Parliament on 27 March, Mr Chester said: “The Australian Local Government Association is asking this Labor government to continue to support the Roads to Recovery Program and give additional funding going forward, recognising the escalation in costs that are incurred in doing roadworks. They are asking for an extra $300 million per year. I call on the Minister to take this request seriously.” 

ALGA said it was encouraging to see Mr Chester fighting for councils impacted by the recent natural disasters that have devastated local roads across the nation. 

Considering the ongoing impacts of climate change, councils can’t rebuild local infrastructure to current standards and what they need is a fundamental shift in the way we fund, deliver and maintain these assets. 


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