Two local roads in Laidley have received a boost thanks to funding under the Liberal National Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said the Australian Government’s Road to Recovery Program would assist the Lockyer Valley Regional Council to reconstruct pavement, seal, kerb and channel Edward Street and Head Street in Laidley.
“The $600,000 investment across the two Roads to Recovery projects in Laidley, which are underway and scheduled to be complete by January 2020, is part of the Liberal National Government’s plan to build safer roads in local government areas throughout the region,” Mr Buchholz said.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Tanya Milligan thanked Scott Buchholz and the Liberal National Government for this funding.
“The Government’s Roads to Recovery Program is a true local and federal government partnership that not only improves our local road network but brings real and tangible benefits to local communities across the Lockyer Valley,” Mayor Milligan said.
“We extend our thanks to Scott Buchholz and the Federal Government for delivering this much-needed funding and their commitment to keeping our residents safe.”
State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald, joined Scott Buchholz on site to inspect the recently completed works at Head Street in Laidley.
“This is a fantastic program which has delivered for our community here in Laidley by funding upgrades for Edward and Head Streets.
“I appreciate the financial support which is flowing into our Lockyer Valley region from the Liberal National Government, not only through the Roads to Recovery Program, but also through Financial Assistance Grants, and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot programs helping to provide vital infrastructure and services in our community,” Mr McDonald said.
In November this year, the Liberal National Government announced an extension of funding for drought affected regions under the Roads to Recovery Drought Extension. The Lockyer Valley Regional Council will receive an additional $927,079 in Australian Government funding for road upgrades.