Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport




Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has welcomed the completion of the new Driver Reviver site in Penola and commended the Penola Lion’s Club for their dedication to improving road safety.


Attending the official launch of the new site in Penola yesterday, Mr Pasin said Driver Reviver sites across the country were helping to improve road safety across the 880,000 kms of Australian road network.


The former Coalition Government invested $7.2 million to upgrade 71 sites across the country including in Penola as well as in Kingston SE both of which received funded under Round 2 of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program announced in September 2021.


$82,000 from the former Coalition Government in 2021 has assisted the Penola Lions Club to purchase a five-meter catering van and a digital road sign for the Driver Reviver site at Greenrise Lake, Penola.


“Anyone who has used a Driver Reviver site here in Barker or elsewhere across the country knows how important they are for safety and fatigue breaks for drivers and their passengers. This funding is ensuring that Driver Reviver sites continue to be a reliable break spot well into the future,” Mr Pasin said.


“I’m so pleased that this funding has supported the Lions Club of Penola who donate their time and effort to man Driver Reviver sites, offering motorists a cuppa, friendly conversations and a nice spot to take a break to manage fatigue and reduce the risk of crashes,”


“Initiatives such as the Driver Reviver program showcase what governments and communities can achieve when working together, as well as of course the role road users can play to ensure we all get home safely at the end of each trip,” Mr Pasin said.


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