Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King has today welcomed the announcement from Golden Plains Shire Council that they have allocated $2.6m of federal funding to road upgrades and other infrastructure projects across our region.
“Everyone in our region and all across the state could name ten roads that are in desperate need of an upgrade, as well as other infrastructure investments that would make their communities better”, Ms King said.
“I’m delighted to see that Golden Plains Shire is getting on with the job of investing in these projects, creating jobs, making roads safer and making our region an even better place to live.
“Whether it be widening roads or connect community clubs to the sewer system, all these projects will make a real difference to our community.
“I’m particularly excited to see that the bulk of the funding will go towards road projects. We know that the road toll disproportionately impacts regional communities. These investments will literally save lives.
“It’s now up to the Commonwealth Government to tick off these projects and get the money flowing. I call on them to do that as quickly as possible so workers in our region can get straight to work.”
The seven projects funded are:
- Meredith-Shelford Road Widening – Stage 4: $990,000
- Public Open Space Asset Renewal: $500,500
- Bannockburn Bowls Club Sewer Connection: $210,000
- Golden Plains Youth Hub: $77,000
- Lethbridge Lake Boardwalk Upgrade: $180,000
- Meredith Interpretive Centre Septic System: $42,000
- Meredith-Shelford Road Widening – Stage 5: $667,810
FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2021