The Australian Government has today announced infrastructure projects to be funded in Lingiari to improve productivity and safety outcomes for local heavy vehicles.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme will provide $6million to projects in Lingiari.
“After a competitive merit-based selection process, Australian Government funding has been approved to three local projects,” Senator Scullion said.
“The Australian Government is committed to making heavy vehicle operations more productive and safer for all road users
“The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme will deliver $200 million in new funding from 2014–15 to 2018–19.
“Along with the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery, $500 million Black Spot and $300 million Bridges Renewal programmes, we are making a real difference to local community needs.”
The following projects will receive funding up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total project cost under the Australian Government Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity programme:
– $3.1m to pavement and seal widening of 12.6km, in eight separate locations of the Roper Highway
– $2.1m to upgrade the Carpentaria Highway, 150km SW of Borroloola with pavement reconstruction of 3.2km of the Highway,
– $750,000 to upgrade three Truck Bays/Rest Areas on the Roper Highway, 150km SE of Katherine
For more information visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/heavyvehicles/.
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2015-03-16 heavy vehicle road funding release.pdf