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Australian Government budgets for a stronger infrastructure future in Bennelong

The Turnbull Government is committed to funding priority infrastructure projects and supporting the local community in Bennelong.

Federal Member for Bennelong, John Alexander, said the 2016–17 Federal Budget provides for ongoing investment in critical infrastructure and regional development to foster Australia’s success in the 21st century.

“The Australian Government is investing more than $50 billion through our Infrastructure Investment Programme, including funding projects that will improve roads and rail links, create jobs, and strengthen the economy,” Mr Alexander said.

“Infrastructure is a key part of the Government’s plan to create jobs and build a stronger, more prosperous Australia.

“Our investment in infrastructure supports more liveable and productive cities through well planned, safer and more efficient transport networks.

“The 2016 Budget invests in critical infrastructure designed to ease congestion in our cities, increases the capacity of our freight routes and improves safety for all road users.

“I have fought hard for funding towards local Black Spot projects following requests from constituents on dangerous intersections in our community. As a result, in 2016–17 the Federal Government will be providing $955,000 for Black Spot projects in Bennelong.

“The Roads to Recovery program is providing local councils in the Bennelong region with $4,261,623 in funding over four years, for essential road repairs and upgrades.

“I have also negotiated funding for priority projects in Bennelong through the Community Development Grant and Stronger Communities Partnership Programmes,” Mr Alexander said.

“The Government is continuing our commitment to improve the liveability of local communities and enhance economic growth in Australia’s regions,” Mr Alexander concluded.

The following projects are approved to commence in Bennelong in 2016-17:

Black Spot Programme

No Project Federal Contribution $ Total Project Cost $
1 Blaxland Road Dalton Avenue DENISTONE EAST 50,000 50,000
2 Ryrie Street Morshead Street NORTH RYDE 144,000 144,000
3 Smalls Road Zola Avenue RYDE 91,000 91,000
4 Victoria Road From Shepherd Street to Belmore Street RYDE 670,000 670,000
Total 955,000 955,000

Roads to Recovery

No LGA Total Allocation for Period 2016-17 Up to $ Category
5 Council of the City of Ryde 955,018 All
6 Hornsby Shire Council 1,642,684 Shared
7 Parramatta City Council 1,663,921 Shared
Total 4,261,623

Community Development Grants Programme

No Project Federal Contribution $ Total Project Cost $ Allocation 2016-17
8 North Epping Multipurpose Community Courts 50,000 50,000 25,000

Further information on the Infrastructure Investment Programme allocations nationwide can be found online at