Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton (right) pictured with Warren Shire Mayor Milton Quigley earlier this year.
Shovels will hit the ground across the Central Darling, Coonamble and Warren shires as more than $1.9 million worth of projects have been approved to enhance local roads and community infrastructure, while supporting jobs and boosting the economy.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the project approvals for the final three councils in the Parkes electorate is part of Phase Two of the Government’s $1.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
“This funding will not only improve local roads and provide for new and upgraded amenities across the region, but it will also support job creation, construction businesses and economic growth,” Mr Coulton said.
“The LRCI Program has proven to be a huge success for our region’s councils, delivering numerous direct and indirect benefits to local communities.
“From the reconstruction of Ellengerah Road in the Warren Shire and Box Ridge Road in the Coonamble Shire to the installation of a pipeline at Tilpa, I’m proud to part of a Coalition Government that is investing in regional communities for the long haul.”
Under Phase Two of the LRCI Program, the following funding allocations have been made to the three councils in the Parkes electorate for a total of 10 projects:
- Central Darling Shire Council – $716,220
- Coonamble Shire Council – $723,922
- Warren Shire Council – $507,734
The construction of these projects is expected to create more than 110 full time equivalent jobs, with works due to be completed by the end of this year.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.
Recently approved projects for the Parkes electorate:
|Central Darling Shire Council||Upgrade and installation of strategic variable message signs||$194,049|
|Central Darling Shire Council||Tilpa Pipeline Project – the installation of a 17km water pipeline from the bore to Tilpa Village, as well as the associated capital infrastructure required to pump and store the water.||$288,750|
|Central Darling Shire Council||Replacement of the flooring in the work area of the Wilcannia Post Office||$100,000|
|Central Darling Shire Council||Local road water infrastructure project for new water bores, dams and fencing to enable roads to be graded at any time of the year||$133,421|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Construction of a new sealed driveway and carpark at the Coonamble Visitor Information Centre||$45,000|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Box Ridge Road reconstruction 3.04km to 4.04km from the intersection with the Castlereagh Highway||$320,000|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Installation of culverts and road rehabilitation at Euronne Gully on the Quambone Road||$280,000|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Replacement of the concrete causeway on Quabathoo Road 3.32km to 3.34km from the intersection with Carinda Road||$63,922|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Stabilisation of the unsealed causeway on Sandy Camp Road 7.01km to 7.51km from the intersection with Merri Merri Road||$15,000|
|Warren Shire Council||Ellengerah Road reconstruction||$507,734|