Local roads in the Eurobodalla will benefit from a $3.1 million investment from the Federal and State governments under the Fixing Local Roads Program.
Federal Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP said investment in the local roads of country areas like the Far South Coast is critical to our economic recovery from the bushfires and COVID-19. It not only helps to make sure our local roads are safe and fit for purpose, but it also helps to create jobs and drive investment in our town centres.
“For months, I have been calling on the Morrison Government to invest in local roads and other local infrastructure projects to stimulate our economy and create local jobs,” Mrs Phillips said.
“Our community has been left behind for too long, with announcement after announcement providing very little in direct support to the South Coast,”
“So I am pleased to see the government finally starting to take these issues seriously, with Gilmore Gaining $3.1 million for local roads projects in Mogo, Batemans Bay, Malua Bay, Long Beach, Moruya and Tuross Head,” Fiona Phillips said.
However, the Gilmore MP said there was still a long way to go in the community’s recovery from one of its toughest years.
“This is a great start, but more must be done urgently to invest in our local towns, including investing in shovel ready projects like the Mogo Adventure Trail, Stewart Place, the Kiama Arts Precinct, and the Princes Highway – the list goes on,” Fiona Phillips said.
“I will continue working hard to make sure our community receives the funding and support we need to create jobs, stimulate our economy and support local people in the weeks and months ahead,” Fiona Phillips said.
Local project works include pavement rehabilitation and stabilisation, improved line marking, gutter and drainage improvements at:
• Annette Street, Mogo
• Beach Road, Batemans Bay
• Bowerbird Place, Malua Bay
• George Bass Drive, Batemans Bay
• Litchfield Crescent, Long Beach
• Mulgowrie Street, Malua Bay
• North Head Drive, Moruya
• Wave Street, Tuross Head.