Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Rudd Government set to deliver $1.2 million to improve local road safety in Kempsey.



Download PDFDownload PDF

MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

18 August 2008 AA109/2008

RUDD GOVERNMENT SET TO DELIVER $1.2 MILLION TO IMPROVE LOCAL ROAD SAFETY IN KEMPSEY

The Rudd Government will invest nearly $1.2 million to fix dangerous black spots and upgrade local roads in and around Kempsey, Anthony Albanese, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, announced today during a visit to the Mid-North Coast of

New South Wales.

Mr Albanese today said that this funding was being provided through the Black Spots and Roads to Recovery programs to help make a number of local roads safer for motorists and their families.

At this stage the safety upgrades to be funded include:

Ñ $465,000 to fix a dangerous black spot on Plummers Lane near the town of

South West Rocks. The project will realign the curve 1.8 kilometres from South West Rocks road to make it safer for vehicles to go around that bend;

Ñ $180,000 to fully fund the widening and strengthening of a 1-kilometre section

of Summer Island Road starting at the intersection of Plummers Lane;

Ñ $80,000 to fully fund construction of a 15-metre wide cul-de-sac at the eastern

end of Cardwell Street in Arakoon;

Ñ $132,900 to fully fund a new kerb and gutter and rehabilitate the pavement at

Verge Street in Kempsey between Vincent Street and entrance to the Verge Street Oval;

Ñ $133,360 towards a new roundabout and central medians at the Elbow and

Tozer Street intersections in West Kempsey (total project is expected to be around $335,000);

Ñ $220,000 to rehabilitate a 1.6-kilometre section of Moonebah Road, south-west

of Armidale Road, including widening the bends (total project cost is around $232,000); and

Ñ $100,000 towards Neville Everson Street, near Sea Street in West Kempsey to

construct a new 15-metre wide cul-de-sac and reconstruct the kerb, gutter and pavement (total cost is around $282,600).

We are committed to reducing crashes on Mid-North Coast roads and nationally. That's why we are working in partnership with the Kempsey Council to help deliver safer local roads.

These road projects are part of the $405 million in funding that the Rudd Government

Page 1 of 2 RUDD GOVERNMENT SET TO DELIVER $1.2 MILLION TO IMPROVE LOCAL...

19/08/2008 http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/releases/2008/august/aa109_2008.htm

URL: http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/releases/2008/August/AA109_2008.htm

is delivering this year through the Black Spots and Roads to Recovery program across Australia.

The funding announced today complements our record funding of $2.45 billion to the Pacific Highway over the next five years. We are also currently providing $242.5 million for the Coopernook to Moorland section.

These projects, along with funding for the Pacific Highway, will help drive down the appalling social and economic cost of road carnage.

Media Contacts

Moksha Watts ( Mr Albanese's Office ) 0413 389 070

Page 2 of 2 RUDD GOVERNMENT SET TO DELIVER $1.2 MILLION TO IMPROVE LOCAL...

19/08/2008 http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/aa/releases/2008/august/aa109_2008.htm