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Senator for South Australia

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Federal Member for Riverina

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Federal Member for Calare

Media Release
10 December 2019

Roads to Recovery Funding Drives into Spence

Road upgrades have been given the green light with funding announced as part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

Senator for South Australia, the Hon David Fawcett welcomed the latest round of program funding in Spence allowing local residents to get home sooner and safer travelling on better-maintained roads throughout the region.

“The Roads to Recovery funding in Spence will allow councils across the area to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads,” Senator Fawcett said.

“These projects will include direct funding to the City of Salisbury Council for improvements to major roads in St Kilda from St Kilda Road to Cockle Street as well as Mangrove Street.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20.

“From 2013–2024, the Government will deliver $6.1 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following,” Mr McCormack said

“Whether it is roundabouts, turning lanes or traffic lights, this is real money to fix local roads, which local councils can spend on local priorities.”

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Andrew Gee said the Australian Government was committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they lived.

“Our Roads to Recovery investments will deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the country,” Mr Gee said.

“Good, safe roads are vital for our communities. They ensure our freight moves more efficiently, our traffic moves more smoothly and our drivers get to their destinations without accident or injury.”

The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through Financial Assistance Grants, and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.

More information on these programs is available at