- Media Release
Council’s Federal funding windfall of $4.32M towards local road upgrades
Several B double freight route roads in the district will be upgraded thanks to a $4.32 million Federal Government funding boost.
As part of the Heavy Vehicles Safety Program, the 13 key state road intersections received $1.3 million in funding and 85 local road intersections received $2 million, while $1.02 million has been allocated towards sealing a 17-kilometre stretch of Taplan Road.
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Deputy Mayor Trevor Norton welcomed the funding announcement.
“These road upgrades will assist the region’s primary producers with increased safety and access along major and local intersections, Tony Pasin MP and the federal government have continued to support our community strongly and this is another example. This support for our strong primary production sector is very welcome” Mr Norton said.
“Our local horticultural and agricultural industries are the lifeblood of our region and without safe and reliable road freight route’s their livelihoods would suffer.
“This $4.32 million will be matched by council and adjustments will be required to Council’s 2020-21and 22/22 Capital Works Programs. These upgrades will improve productivity and allow greater freight access across the whole of the Council area ” said CEO David Beaton
The district’s road network was identified as a key focus area for council within its 2020-21 Annual Business Plan, with a commitment to ensure B-Double General Mass Limits and Commodity routes are maintained to an appropriate standard.
Works associated with each of the upgrades will be completed over the next year.