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Senator for South Australia

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Federal Member for Page

Media Release
19 June 2020

Roads to Recovery Delivers Roads Funding In Makin

Local road maintenance in the Makin electorate will receive a boost thanks to funding under the Federal Liberal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

Senator for South Australia, Senator the Hon David Fawcett said the Australian Government would deliver over $190 million to 332 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better maintained roads.

“The latest round of Roads to Recovery program funding in Makin will allow local residents to get home sooner and safer travelling on better-maintained roads throughout the region,” Senator Fawcett said.

“Local councils across the area can use local knowledge to deliver the best local roads to progress a number of high-priority projects.”

“Specifically in Makin, this latest round of Roads to Recovery funding is delivering the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, the City of Salisbury and the City of Tea Tree Gully councils with $375,000, $798,469, and $557,656 respectively.”

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Hogan MP said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, as part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget.

“From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the Government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following,” Mr Hogan said.

“We are investing in infrastructure right across the country to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping local councils maintain and improve roads under their jurisdiction is a big part of that.”

“The Federal Government is committed to providing vital infrastructure and services through a range of programs to local councils including the newly created $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, Financial Assistance Grants, the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.”

More information on these programs is available at