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Roads to recovery not cut.



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15 May 2002 A56/2002

BUDGET STOP PRESS

ROADS TO RECOVERY NOT CUT

Media reports that the Roads to Recovery Program has been cut by $100 million are incorrect and have been strongly refuted by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson.

"As highlighted in the Federal Budget, this highly successful program will deliver the $1.2 billion contained in our election commitments," Mr Anderson said today.

"There has been some rescheduling from 2002-03 to 2004-05 but the overall amount available to local councils over the four year period of the program remains unaltered at $1.2 billion.

"I have written to councils explaining the situation. Councils that receive less than $600,000 over the four-year life of the program will not have their allocation in 2002-03 rescheduled."

 

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