The Morrison Government has approved funding for 61 projects as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19.
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects was important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Eden-Monaro.
“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community, now and as we build our way out of the pandemic,” Senator Molan said.
“That is why we have moved quickly to approve funding to flow to 61 projects.
“Not only will this new program support jobs, construction businesses and economic growth across Eden-Monaro, it will also improve road safety and bolster the resilience of our local road networks, helping Australians get home sooner and safer.
“We will work closely with our local councils in Eden-Monaro to ensure local projects get underway and supporting jobs and businesses as soon as possible.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said almost 5,000 projects have already been nominated under the program with around $450 million paid to councils across Australia
“Our funding boost is helping communities across Australia accelerate priority projects to get people into jobs and stimulate our economy,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“We know how important our support is to communities who have faced the combined effects of drought, bushfires and now COVID-19, which is why we are backing projects to create employment and business opportunities while cutting travel times, as well as making our roads and communities safer.
“We are moving decisively to deliver the support councils and communities need to get through this pandemic and get back on their feet. Under the program, Councils have already nominated almost 5,000 projects with construction to be completed by the end of this year.”
In May 2020, the Morrison Government also pre-paid $1.3 billion of this year’s Financial Assistance Grant to provide untied funding for all local councils across Australia to spend on local priorities.
More information on the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program is available at infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/local-roads-community-infrastructure-program.
Full list of projects in Eden-Monaro
|Council/Eligible Funding Recipient||Project Category||Description of project and works proposed||Problem being addressed||Date construction commence||Date construction completed||LRCI Program Funding|
|Snowy Monaro Regional Council||Road||A nominal 60m crossing over the Michelago River. Construction of a twin cell box culverts (3.0 m x 0.9 m) under Micalago Road at the Booroomba Creek crossing. Construction of approx 100m of sealed approach roads either side of the crossing.||Access to community facilities along the Micaligo Road currently requires all traffic to travel via the Monaro Highway. This results in significant delays and safety risks for the residents. The RFS and SES are also required to travel via the highway, resulting in delays to response times. The existing dirt track is hazardous, trafficable by four wheel drive only in low flows, and has required vehicle salvage on several occasions from||Nov-20||Jun-21||872,161|
|Snowy Monaro Regional Council||Road||Replace bridge with a single lane concrete bridge with. The proposed concrete structure will increase the Bridge stability during high volume river flows.
Renewed abutment protections will reduce the impact of erosion at the structure.
|The existing single lane is significantly deteriorated and at risk of failure. The pile condition and the condition of many of the superstructure elements, put the bridge at risk of damage during mid to high water flows.||Nov-20||Jun-22||872,161|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Road||Entire reconstruction of road base and re-alignment.||Regular road pavement shoves from large number of b-doubles that access and turn using this intersection.||Feb-21||May-21||255,000|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Road||Widening of entry to Rifle Range Road to allow for large vehicles to enter and exit safely. Design to consider whether surfacing will reduce maintenance needs during winter months.||Heavy vehicles cannot enter and exit road safely from major highway. Heavy vehicles also damage road during winter months.||Mar-21||May-21||252,000|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Road||Grahamstown Road – Road widening and pavement strengthening||Next stage of road widening and pavement strengthening to improve road safety.||Oct-21||Dec-21||500,000|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Road||Replacement of twin span timber road bridge, with an estimated age of 55 years.||Aging bridge with a high chance of failure. No alternative access for 12 lots and 7 owners if bridge was to fail.||Apr-21||Jun-21||300,000|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Community infrastructure||Reconstruction of only toilet block in a 30km radius, within Snowy Valleys LGA. Provide disabled access to toilet.||Toilets in poor condition and non-compliant for disabled access.||May-21||May-21||64,816|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Community infrastructure||Khancoban Toilets Renewal||Renewal of the very poor condition toilet blocks at the Khancoban Shopping Centre to ensure safe, adequate, and accessible public conveniences are available to the community and tourists.||Jun-21||Dec-21||161,818|
|Snowy Valleys Council||Community infrastructure||Fitzroy Street Toilets Replacement||Demolition of current very poor condition toilet block, removal of demolished block and replacement with suitable facility to ensure safe, adequate, and accessible public conveniences are available to the community and tourists.||Jun-21||Dec-21||300,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Casey Close – Seg 1||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Jul-21||Oct-21||20,720|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Connell’s Lane – Seg 1 & 2||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Aug-21||Nov-21||53,900|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Coolalie Road – Seg 7, 8 & 9||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Sep-21||Dec-21||96,600|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Dicks Creek Road – Seg 3 & 4||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Sep-21||Dec-21||51,450|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Dog Trap Road – Seg 14 – 19||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Jun-21||Sep-21||222,600|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Gum’s Lane – Seg 4 – 8||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Apr-21||Jul-21||140,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Longrail Gully Road – Seg 7||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||May-21||Aug-21||17,500|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Lucernvale Road – Seg 1||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Sep-21||Dec-21||35,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Old Gap Road – Seg 2||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Sep-21||Dec-21||38,500|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Springrange Road – Seg 7 – 10||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Jul-21||Oct-21||80,500|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Tallangandra Lane – Seg 2, 3 & 5||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Jul-21||Oct-21||64,680|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Yass River Road – Seg 35||The addition of gravel on top of an existing road||Sep-21||Dec-21||42,398|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||LED Upgrade of Council’s Street Lighting Infrastructure||Essential Energy in-line with the requirements from the Australian Energy Regulator and with support from the NSW Government is progressively upgrading the majority of street lighting to utilise the more efficient LED luminaries which are also mercury free. Council is therefore required to upgrade all luminaries to comply with these new requirements.||Oct-20||Mar-21||472,341|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Construction of a new concrete shared pathway – Dutton Street||Access for residents to reach local amenities including schools, local park and river area and the shopping district, incomplete pathway to be finalised||Mar-21||Jun-21||55,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Construction of a new concrete shared pathway – Nash Place||Access for residents to reach local amenities including schools and shopping district||Mar-21||Jun-21||35,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Construction of a new concrete shared pathway – Queen Street||Access for residents, to reach local amenities and to continue existing pathway to include residents located further form the CBD||Mar-21||Jun-21||40,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Construction of a new concrete shared pathway – Victoria Street, Bywong Street to the recreation grounds||Access for residents, particularly school children, to reach local amenities including the recreation grounds||Mar-21||Jun-21||50,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Construction of a new concrete shared pathway, Victoria Street, commencing from the Sutton Public School to Bywong Street||Access for residents, particularly school children, to reach local amenities including the recreation grounds||Mar-21||Jun-21||45,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Road||Roadside weed spraying/maintenance||Noxious weeds presenting a threat to agricultural land as well as causing damage to the existing road infrastructure||Mar-21||Jun-21||79,886|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Remove existing BBQ hot plates and control systems and retro fit new BBQ equipment at Coronation and Riverbank Parks||BBQ equipment at both locations are continuously out of action due to malfunctions in the control panels and the age of the equipment. Replacement of both BBQ’s will resolve this problem.||Feb-21||Mar-21||20,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community Infrastructure||Binalong Recreation Ground||Existing equipment looks run down and outdated and has reached its end of lifecycle. Replacement will provide fresh new equipment designed to meet current australian standards and provide age appropriate equipment.||Feb-21||Mar-21||60,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community infrastructure||Wongawilli Playground replacement||Playgrounds and Skate parks (including all ability playgrounds)||Jun-21||Sep-21||40,000|
|Yass Valley Council||Community infrastructure||Green Park Playground Replacement||Playgrounds and Skate parks||Sep-21||Dec-21||100,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Combination||Lascelles Street road works and car park upgrades||The existing pavement is failing and the carparking area is unsealed and unformlised.||Oct-20||Jun-21||400,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Bindi Brook Causeway replacement||Bridge works – Replacement of low-level causeway with box culverts.||Jun-21||Dec-21||600,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Williamsdale Road Reconstruction||Sealing – Reconstruction and sealing of approx. 1000m of unsealed pavement.||Jun-21||Dec-21||674,598|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Butmaroo Street road works||The existing pavement is currently unsealed and requires a bitumen seal to protect the pavement and reduce dust and maintenance costs.||Apr-21||Jun-21||100,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Majara Street road works||The existing pavement is currently unsealed and requires a bitumen seal to protect the pavement and reduce dust and maintenance costs.||Apr-21||Jun-21||180,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Williamsdale Road road works||The existing pavement is currently unsealed and requires a realignment and bitumen seal to protect the pavement, reduce dust and maintenance costs.||Mar-21||Jun-21||607,709|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Community Infrastructure||Braidwood Skate Park||The area where the skate park is to be constructed requires stormwater pies and to be relevelled. This project will enable the space to be used to build a new skate park in Braidwood.||Mar-21||Jun-21||100,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Community Infrastructure||Queanbeyan River Path||The existing footpath is not formed. This is the continuation of the Queanbeyan River path link.||Mar-21||Apr-21||140,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Road||Halfway Creek Bridge construction Bungendore||Bridge works – Installation of bridge over creek to access future sports complex.||Jun-21||Dec-21||650,000|
|Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council||Community infrastructure||Bungendore Playground Construction||Playground – Installation of new playground facilities in Bungendore.||Jun-21||Dec-21||700,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Community Infrastructure||Pathways on Northcove Road Long Beach||This allocation will allow priority projects from the Eurobodalla Pathways Strategy to be delivered. This allocation meets an identified need and addresses requests raised through submissions||Oct-20||Mar-21||150,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Road||Road sealing of Nerrigundah Mountain Road||This section of unsealed road is proving difficult to maintain. It is proposed to seal this road through to the intersection of Cadgee Mountain Road where traffic then splits becoming more manageable.||Oct-20||Dec-20||100,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Road||Road sealing on Ridge road in Tilba||This will allow the works undertaken in 2019-20 to be sealed and an improved transition to be provided from the end of the new works through the next tight corner to improve road safety and amenity outcomes. Sealing this section of road is a commitment under the Section 94 Rural Roads Plan.||Feb-21||Apr-21||150,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Road||Road Safety Works at Beach Road||Part of the larger project to implement Road Safety program||Oct-20||Nov-20||250,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Road||Cody’s Bridge needs to be replaced.||Existing bridge degraded and inadequate for future needs||Oct-20||Dec-20||100,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Community Infrastructure||Bill Smyth Oval Upgrade||Old and inadequate facilities in a widely used recreation space||Feb-21||Jun-21||289,292|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Renewal of the Berrambool footbridge and construction of an off road connecting path||Berrambool sporting complex is one of Council’s major sporting facilities and is currently disconnected from the CBD via any means of continual active transport options. There is currently a carpark, skatepark clubhouse and a small footpath network within the sporting facility. There is a footbridge over the creek that is in desperate need for renewal but not connected to a path network. The bridge was built by community volunteers many years ago and is a warranted piece of infrastructure that needs to be renewed. By extending the path network from the existing path along the service lane to the existing path at the Berrambool Sporting complex we will be closing a vital missing link in our active transport network.||Mar-21||Jun-21||350,000|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Aslings Beach carpark upgrade||General road works to include heavy patching, drainage and reseal.||Jan-21||Dec-21||310,000|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Colombo Park Bemboka inclusive parkland and accessibility improvements.||Renewal of aging public amenities to include accessible compliant faculties and renewal of parkland shelters and picnic area.||Mar-21||Dec-21||279,920|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Eden shared path||Extension of the shared path network to connect Albert Terrace shared path to the rest of the shared path network along Calle Calle Street||Jan-21||Dec-21||259,200|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Blackfellows lake boat ramp accessibility improvements||Upgrade of existing jetty to add a floating pontoon and gangway. Provision of an assisted access path to the shore. Upgrades are to improve accessibility to the water for general and watercraft users.||May-21||Aug-21||26,900|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Tanja Hall and school driveway carpark and safety improvements||Upgrade of road and footpath network in and around Tanja Hall and Tanja public school to improve safety and access||Jan-21||Dec-21||207,300|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Wyndham Shared path||Creation of shared path network connecting the school and recreation facilities in Wyndham||Jan-21||Dec-21||186,600|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Building repair works to the Tathra Beach Kiosk||The Tathra Beach Kiosk is tenanted facility well patronised by both locals and visitors to the Shire dating back to the 1950’s. Due to it’s age the kiosk building is in dire need of repair works to bring it up to a standard to be re-let and ensure the ongoing structural viability of the building. These works will rebuild the kiosk’s iconic status to the community otherwise the building will remain closed to the community.||Aug-20||Jun-21||250,000|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Apex park Cobargo toilet block and demolition works in Tathra||Construction of a new toilet block in Apex Park Cobargo and the removal of a toilet block in Tathra||Jan-21||Dec-21||165,900|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Bermagui Apex Park shared path network||Extension of the shared path network to connect to connect Apex Park to the rest of the network in Bermagui||Jan-21||Dec-21||103,700|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Combination||Pambula Beach shared path||Extension of the shared path network to connect Pambula Beach reserve to the rest of the network in Pambula Beach||Jan-21||Dec-21||62,200|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Towamba Oval fencing replacement||Upgrade and/or replacement of the existing fencing at Towamba Oval||Jan-21||Dec-21||57,000|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Community infrastructure||Pambula cemetery fencing replacement||Upgrade and/or replacement of the existing fencing at Pambula Cemetery||Jan-21||Dec-21||62,200|