WA increases funding for local roads

Western Australia increases funding levels for local councils to build new and maintain existing roads

August 7, 2012

The Western Australia Government will spend $161 million on local roads across the state, building on the amount of funds set aside last financial year.

Funding for the local roads program has increased by $16 million from last financial year’s allocation, Transport Minister Troy Buswell says.

The funds will be given in grants to councils to cover the cost of building new roads and maintaining existing routes. Money will also be used for the installation and maintenance of road signage and pavement markings and the construction of bridges.

"This is the state’s contribution to continuing its support for the upgrading and maintenance of local roads throughout WA," Buswell says.

"This funding for local government is provided through a five-year agreement signed last year between the state and Western Australian Local Government Association."

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