Gold Coast receives funding boost for road repairs

THE GOLD Coast will receive more than $125 million in funding to take care of our roads.

It’s all part of the Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme, to help with local road construction and street repairs.

Local MP Steven Ciobo has welcomed the news.


“This is great news for local councils, residents and businesses,” he said.

“These funds will make a real difference in building roads, repairing streets and creating better access across our community.

“Importantly, the Roads to Recovery Programme is set up for councils to make road spending decisions based on local needs – without interference from Canberra – to ensure that funding is truly directed to where it is most needed in the community,” Mr Ciobo said.

Local councils will begin lodging their applications in October and funds are expected to be made available in November.