Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has joined State Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Minister for Planning, the Hon Stephan Knoll today in Truro to discuss the possibility of a Truro bypass .
The Morrison Government announced $70 million investment into the corridor between Renmark and Gawler as part of the budget in April. State Government will contribute funding to see a total of $90 million spent on the corridor through the Roads of Strategic Importance funding package.
“This is a very important transport route and this $90 million investment will see improvements to increase safety and productivity along the corridor,” Mr Pasin said.
“The Truro bypass is priority number one, which is why I’ve asked the State Minister here today,” Mr Pasin said.
“A Truro Bypass would result will be better access to the South Australian and New South Wales freight networks, boosting the competitiveness of South Australia’s agricultural sectors.”
“It would also get heavy vehicles out of the main street, increasing safety for local residents and visitors.
“Regional communities remain at the core of Australia’s economy and identity and the Morrison Government is working to ensure regional Australia can thrive and prosper.
“Our policies are boosting regional industries, growing regional economies and improving infrastructure and services to better connect our regions.
“Strong economic management means Governments can invest record funding into infrastructure, health and education without having to increase taxes. If we weren’t in the economic position we are thanks to the Liberal Governments plan to grow the economy, funding in this project may not have been possible,” Mr Pasin said.
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