Shoalhaven bridge planning, road safety funds

A few dollars from the Abbott Government's record $14.9 billion investment in infrastructure will make their way to the NSW south east.

The funds provided in the 2014-15 Federal Budget are part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy, boost productivity and create thousands of new jobs. 

$6.6 billion of new investment across Australia is being fast-tracked in the Budget to build much-needed economic infrastructure. 

Funding will also continue over the next six years for road maintenance, with $2.5  billion for Roads to Recovery and $565 million for Black Spots, in addition to the new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme. 

There is $5 million for various road safety upgrades on the South Coast as part of the Gilmore Safety Package and $8.6 million for a package of safety improvements on the single lane sections of the Barton highway between Canberra and Yass.

The Shoalhaven River Bridge Planning project is to receive $10 million over five years for planning for an additional crossing or the river.

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