The Federal Government has approved funding of $3,335,941 towards District Council of Loxton Waikerie projects as part of the $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Barker, particularly as we deal with the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.
“I am pleased that the Federal Government has under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program provided funding for the District Council of Loxton Waikerie to deliver these projects for communities across the Council area.” Mr Pasin said.
“Every single project we support makes a huge difference to our local community, that is why we have moved quickly to approve this stimulus funding.” Mr Pasin said.
“Partnering with the District Council of Loxton Waikerie to ensure we deliver these projects for local communities, will not only support jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across Barker, it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, helping Australians get home sooner and safer.” Mr Pasin said.
“I’m looking forward to receiving the Council’s list of phase 3 projects noting that the Federal Government has provided a further $1,651,230 to the District Council of Loxton Waikerie for additional economic stimulus under that phase.“ Mr Pasin said.
Under Phase 2 District Council of Loxton Waikerie allocated $825,615 to complete upgrades to Taplan Road. Taplan Road has recently had seventeen kilometres prepared and bitumen laid for the convenience and safety of road users.
Mayor Leon Stasinowsky said, “This project has been fifty years in the making, with half funded by Council and half by Federal Government, under the Heavy Vehicle Safety Productivity Program (HVSPP). A special thank you goes to Mr Tony Pasin, MP, of whom this project could not have been completed without.”
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.
The Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program funding will enable District Council of Loxton Waikerie to complete the following projects:
Taplan Road and Enduro Road resheeting and reconstruction $825,615
Total Phase 1 $825,615
Toilet Upgrades $188,360
Sealed walking trail from Snake Island to Bookpurnong Terrace $570,736
Loxton and Waikerie CBD Upgrades – Lighting and new street furniture $100,000
Total Phase 2 $859,096
Projects to be determined (Construction 1 Jan 2022 to 30 June 2023) $1,651,230
Total Phase 3 $1,651,230
TOTAL (Phase 1, 2 & 3) $3,335,941