Capricornia councils get $30m federal funds for roads

FIVE councils in Capricornia will share in up to $30million in funding for local roadworks.

Rockhampton, Livingstone, Isaac, Mackay and Whitsunday will receive the funds through the Federal Government's $2.1billion national Roads to Recovery program.

Funds have been allocated from the 2014-15 financial year through to the year 2018-19.

The councils will see an initial $5million rolled out and the 2015-16 year will see federal funding double in the program.

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry said it was great news for local councils, residents, businesses and contractors who were employed by councils to do the work.

"Importantly, the Roads to Recovery Program 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," she said.

Ms Landry said the councils would start receiving their funding allocations in November.

WHICH COUNCIL GETS WHAT:

Roads to Recovery allocations for 2014-15 to 2018-19

Rockhampton Regional Council: $6,309,172

Livingstone Shire Council: $3,693,882

Isaac Regional Council: $6,521,554

Mackay Regional Council: $8,488,279

Whitsunday Regional Council: $4,409,189



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