Barker continues to benefit from the Morrison Government’s record infrastructure investment, with funding for major infrastructure projects to be announced in tomorrow’s 2022-23 Budget.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP said these projects will make roads safer, reduce travel times, create jobs, benefit locals, and drive economic growth.

Key local projects funded through the Budget include:

  • An Additional $10m for the Rural Roads Package – Safety Package (bringing the total Federal Government commitment to $124.4m)
  • $60 million for the South East Freeway Managed Motorways – Stage 2

“The Federal Government’s record infrastructure investment pipeline continues to deliver better outcomes for the people of Barker,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Rural Roads Package is targeting critical areas of the regional and rural South Australian Road transport network, including the Riddoch, Sturt and Dukes Highways, to improve pavement conditions, install overtaking lanes, improve access, provide shoulder sealing and upgrade road junctions.”

“Getting product from paddock to plate is a vital part of Australia’s growing agriculture and transport industries, which is why the Federal Government is investing in making freight routes safer,” Mr Pasin said.

“We all understand how important it is to upgrade these roads – I for one drive 100,000km every year and so I know how much these improvements are required.”

“From an industry perspective this investment will increase efficiency, productivity and improve the supply chain making these freight routes more efficient means local businesses have more money to invest in their operations, creating jobs and providing a vital shot in the arm for our agricultural industry.” Mr Pasin said.

“This investment through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our Government has already made in Barker.” Mr Pasin said.

The Morrison Government will continue to invest in the projects that keep commuters and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.

The Australian Government will continue to work with the South Australian Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across South Australia.

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