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$3.85 million for Ryde road and path improvements

I am absolutely thrilled to announce I have secured $3.85 million ($3,845,182) of federal funding for Ryde Council to spend on local road and footpath improvements. Here I discuss the projects set to improve the situation around Ryde Secondary College with local East Ward Ryde Councillor Jordan Lane and local mum Mel. This is part of our COVID-19 economic response to the pandemic, funding shovel ready projects at the local level, supporting local jobs and road and pedestrian safety. The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 2 is rolling out now. Ryde has 10 local projects set to commence this year, 2 are around Ryde Secondary College, details below. [I'll release full details of the remaining local projects in separate posts shortly]1. Forrest Road, Ryde (Malvina Street – Cul-De-Sac): $940,000. Widen a portion of the road and resurface to facilitate additional on-street parking and provide a dedicated footpath area to improve safety and traffic conditions surrounding Ryde Secondary College. This project is the result of numerous requests from the local residents and staff within the school.2. Malvina Road, Ryde (Buffalo Road – Forrest Road): $1,000,000. Reconstruction of the kerb and gutter and resurface of road to improve drainage and safety adjacent to the Ryde Secondary College. Reconstruct / construct kerb ramps to comply with current standard and provide better amenity to the school. As above, this project is the result of numerous requests from the local residents and staff within the school.Northern District Times Ryde District Mums Humans of Eastwood Daily Ryde Secondary College P&C Ryde Secondary College

Posted by John Alexander on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved $3,845,182 funding for 10 projects within the City of Ryde as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting safety, local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19.

JA presents cheque to Ryde’s Cr Jordan Lane and Mel and her children

Federal Member for Bennelong John Alexander OAM MP said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects was critical in promoting a local Bennelong focus on the government’s economic response to the pandemic.

The Weekly Times 17 March 2021

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” Mr Alexander said.

“That is why we have moved quickly to approve $3,845,182 be directed to 10 local projects within the City of Ryde.

“Not only will this new program support jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across Bennelong, it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, helping members of our community get home sooner and safer.

“We will work closely with the City of Ryde to ensure these local projects get underway and supporting jobs and businesses as soon as possible.”

City of Ryde East Ward Councillor Jordan Lane said: “I have been fighting with the community for some time to see pedestrian safety improvements be made around Ryde Secondary College. I’m thrilled with the news that $1,940,000 of the funding will be directed at making the streets around this school safer. Thank you, John Alexander, for listening to the community and ensuring the funds were made available.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the projects funded under the Program will improve the quality of life of Australians and have lasting economic and social benefits for local communities.

“Our funding boost will help communities across Australia accelerate priority projects to get people into jobs and stimulate our economy,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at