Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Ron Boswell, said today that local Councils in Central Queensland would receive a 'double whammy' Roads to Recovery payment, with an extra allocation of funds to be delivered for upgrading local government roads before the end of June this year.
"This is a huge boost for local Councils in Central Queensland, effectively doubling the amount of money available in the current financial year for fixing local roads through the Coalition's Roads to Recovery program," Senator Boswell said.
"For the residents of Capricornia, covering all or part of 11 Local Government areas in Central Queensland, it means a total extra injection for local roads of $4.3 million."
"Residents of all these North Queensland Council areas can look forward to travelling on improved, safer local roads as a result of better management of the economy by a Coalition Government that has now fully Cpaid off Labor's debt of $96 billion."
Local Government Authority 2006/07 R2R $ Supplementary R2R $
Banana Shire Council 964,765 964,765
Belyando Shire Council 535,737 535,737
Bowen Shire Council 413,097 413,097
Broadsound Shire Council 328,723 328,723
Duaringa Shire Council 378,152 378,152
Fitzroy Shire Council 414,409 414,409
Livingstone Shire Council 536,654 536,654
Mount Morgan Shire Council 64,952 64,952
Nebo Shire Council 146,781 146,781
Rockhampton City Council 499,837 499,837
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council 27,380 27,380
Total $4,310,487 $4,310,487
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