Rising fuel prices to pay for more roadworks

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ZED Seselja says roads in the ACT will receive a major boost with an extra $17,750,000 coming to the ACT for road upgrades over the next two years.

The extra funding will flow as a result of the passage through Federal Parliament of the fuel excise indexation legislation.

“The Australian Government’s extra funding of $17,750,000 over 2015-16 and 2016-17 for the ACT means the local Government can now invest in more of the road upgrades Canberra needs,” Zed said.

“While the decision on how to spend this money is a matter for the ACT Government, there are a number of important roads that need upgrading throughout the ACT. In particular, I have heard from a number of Gungahlin residents who see the duplication of Horse Park Drive as a critical road upgrade.

“Every cent of the extra $23 billion revenue raised through the fuel excise indexation over the next decade and beyond will be invested in road infrastructure. This means Canberrans should see more improvements to roads in their local area.

“This extra funding will deliver a tangible benefit and make our roads and streets safer and more reliable.”

[Photo from a recent story on the fate of Horse Park Drive]

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