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Riverina roads receive more funding

The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, has announced a boost to the Riverina’s allocation of Roads to Recovery funding.

A total of $1.105 billion has been made available to Councils across the country as a result of the fuel excise indexation legislation passed by Parliament last week.

“This is great news for regional roads right across the country, as it will boost productivity throughout the Riverina and more importantly improve safety,” Mr McCormack said.

More than $77 million will be added to the Riverina Roads to Recovery budget between 2014 and 2018, improving local roads across the 13 Local Government Areas.

A newsletter from Mr McCormack will arrive in Riverina mailboxes this week with figures for the 2015-16 financial year Roads to Recovery funding. At the time of printing, the figures were current for that year, although with the recent announcement those numbers will now be significantly higher.

“Riverina Councils were already receiving twice the amount of annual Federal roads funding and this announcement is a further boost to those figures,” Mr McCormack said.

“This is part of The Nationals’ commitment to empowering local Councils to make the best decision on their roads budget at a local level; not in Canberra.”

Continued on the next page is the table of the figures for the Riverina. Council

New Total Allocation 2014-15 to 2018-19

Bland Shire Council

$11,922,092

Carrathool Shire Council

$9,304,154

Coolamon Shire Council

$5,266,052

Griffith City Council

$6,559,011

Gundagai Shire Council

$3,349,268

Junee Shire Council

$3,751,944

Leeton Shire Council

$4,294,519

Murrumbidgee Shire Council

$2,479,076

Narrandera Shire Council

$6,224,406

Temora Shire Council

$4,973,894

Tumbarumba Shire Council

$2,354,826

Tumut Shire Council

$3,371,935

Wagga Wagga City Council

$13,152,666

RIVERINA TOTAL

$77,003,843

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