20th November 2018
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said its great to see the two local road upgrades now complete and functioning well in Taree’s Central Business District.
A 250-metre section of Pulteney Street, between Albert Street and Wynter Street, has undergone a $1-million upgrade which included the provision of new road pavement with improved drainage and AC wearing surface. Stabilisation work was also be undertaken on the embankment with a new retaining structure.
A further $500,000 was also invested in upgrading Albert Street, between Florence Street and Macquarie Street – just outside Taree High School and Johnny Martin Oval. The project involved new kerb and guttering, along with the rehabilitation of existing pavement with improve drainage and AC wearing surface.
“These projects were well and truly overdue given the cracking of the road surface, drainage issue and stabilisation problems that were evident,” Dr Gillespie said.
Mid Coast Council has used funds from the Federal Coalition Government’s increased investment in the Roads to Recovery programme to undertake the two important Road projects in the Taree CBD.
“There are thousands of motor vehicles that pass through the Taree CBD each day, and I am delighted they are now benefitting from these two upgrades.”
“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.