Footpath upgrades to continue
Published on 12 May 2022
* Mayor Tom Kennedy and Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, inspected some of the footpaths already completed under the LRCI program.
FROM THE OFFICE OF FEDERAL MEMBER FOR PARKES, MARK COULTON:
The Coalition Government is continuing to pave the way for footpath upgrades in Broken Hill, providing a further $621,160 for widening works in Blende Street.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said this funding has been made possible under the third phase of the Australian Government’s $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program.
“Broken Hill City Council received $310,580 under the first phase of the LRCI program to revamp the footpaths along Blende Street and an additional $666,521 in Phase 2 for the construction of bicycle and walking paths in Patton, Rakow, Uranium, O’Neill and Brooks streets,” Mr Coulton said.
“This Phase 3 funding will be used to continue widening non-compliant footpaths along Blende Street, from Galena Street to Silver Street.
“This will not only improve safety, but will provide a boost to local businesses as a result of increased pedestrian accessibility.
“The construction will also create employment for local contractors which is especially important as we continue our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“That’s why we have moved quickly to approve this funding, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make this project a reality.
“This is exactly the type of work the Federal Government is proud to support – creating local job opportunities, while delivering lasting benefits.”
Broken Hill City Mayor Tom Kennedy welcomed this funding.
“I wish to sincerely thank Mark and the Federal Government for their ongoing commitment to improved infrastructure in our city,” Cr Kennedy said.
“The recent roll out of new and upgraded footpaths around Broken Hill as part of the LRCI Program has been very well received by the community.
For more information on the $2.5 billion LRCI program, including the allocations for the $1 billion third phase, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure.