$150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program

21 December, 2021

Guidelines are now available and applications open for the Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program, paving the way for much-needed upgrades to some of Australia’s forgotten roads.

The Government has committed $150 million for upgrades to unsealed roads throughout remote Australia, many of which haven’t been worked on since the Great Depression.

Councils can now apply to have projects that are important to them funded and delivered, with the Government covering up to 80 per cent of total project costs.

The projects will deliver an important economic boost to remote towns and communities, creating jobs for locals and opportunities for local businesses and suppliers.

Unsealed or degraded roads 20 kilometres or longer with a low safety rating are eligible for funding under the program. The project must not have previously received funding under another program, or received significant investment in the last five years.

Applications are open until Sunday, 20 February 2022.

More information, including program guidelines, is available at: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/national-initiatives/remote-roads-upgrade.aspx

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