$2.6-million upgrade of Diamond Beach Road complete

11 January 2018

A 2.7-kilometre upgrade of Diamond Beach Road at Hallidays Point is now complete in time for the peak holiday season.

Mid Coast Council has just undertaken a $2.6-million full rehabilitation of the existing pavement of Diamond Beach Road between Black Head Road and Diamond Beach Drive which included widening and improvements to drainage to meet current standards.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the project utilised $1.4-million in Federal funding through the Coalition Government’s Roads to Recovery programme.

Inspecting the final works, Dr Gillespie said the project would better cater to increased traffic volumes and provide a safer route for local cyclists.

“Mid Coast Council is using funds from the Federal Coalition Government’s increased investment in the Roads to Recovery programme to undertake this important local project and I’m delighted to see how much this road will be improved for local motorists and cyclists when work winds up over the coming days,” Dr Gillespie said.

“At a Federal level, we’ve increased funding for a number of programmes, including the Roads to Recovery programme which is delivering millions of dollars towards local road projects in the Mid Coast Council area,” Dr Gillespie said.

From the 2013 to 2014 financial year to the 2020 to 2021 financial year the Australian Government will provide $4.4 billion under the Roads to Recovery programme.

ENDS

Photo: Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie inspects the work with Mid Coast Council Manager – Projects and Engineering, Rhett Pattison

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