Tweed and Byron Shire Councils will share in almost $11 million in the rollout of the Federal government’s five year $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says Tweed Shire Council has been allocated $7.507 million over the life of the programme to 2018-19, and Byron Shire Council will receive $3.248 million.
Senator Williams said in the current financial year Tweed Shire will receive $1.251 million and Byron Shire $541,000 of the $350 million allocation for that year.
Councils in the Hunter electorate have been allocated over $19 million in the Roads to Recovery programme announced today.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams says the funding for 2014-15 for Hunter Councils is $3.18 million which is part of $350 million allocated in the first year.
The 5 year Roads to Recovery programme will rollout $2.1 billion across the nation.
He said it will help to build roads and repair streets based on local needs with no interference from Canberra.
Senator Williams announced the following payments –
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Senator John Williams, the former Chair of the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee which has completed the inquiry, says postal services in Australia are at the crossroads.
Because protecting our people is the first duty of government, it’s right that I should update the House on developing challenges to our national security.
I acknowledge the commitment of all MPs to keeping our people safe and especially acknowledge the support that the Leader of the Opposition has given to the government.
On questions of national security, it’s always best if government and opposition can stand together, shoulder to shoulder.