Heavy vehicle routes in the Coorong will soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to an upgrade of Kulde Road being funded under round six of the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said.

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

“We all understand how important it is to upgrade these roads – we all drive them often and see firsthand the jobs and opportunities agriculture and transport brings to our region.”

“I have been fighting for better roads and this is fantastic news for truckies travelling through our region, with the Coorong District Council receiving $532,000 for Kulde Road under Round Six of the Program,” Mr Pasin said.

The widening of 15.5km of Kulde Road from Station Drive to 9.9km northeast of the railway crossing near Tailem Bend, will cater for B-doubles up to 30m and support the anticipated increase in freight carried on the road.

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program program provides funding to local councils and State and Territory Governments to help fund works designed to improve the safety and efficiency of important heavy vehicle routes around the nation.

More on the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, including a full list of successful Round Six projects, is available at: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspx


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