Council receives $2.15M Federation Way South of Daysdale

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Federation Council has recently been successful in a funding application under the Federal Government Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program for further much needed renewal work on Federation Way.

Council applied to the program to upgrade a 4km stretch of Federation Way to the value of $2.15M. The location of the proposed work will be immediately south of and link up with, the current major road and bridge works being delivered just south of Daysdale.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke thanked the Federal Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications following the announcement, as well as thanking Council staff who work hard to prepare excellent applications.

“This funding opportunity is extremely welcome news to Council and I am sure our road users who use this section of Federation Way. Residents,” Mayor Bourke said.

“Council has an extensive road network to maintain and grant programs such as this are crucial to provide some of the funding needed to undertake road infrastructure renewals. The poor condition of rural roads has been a big focus in recent engagement opportunities with our community and Council remains committed to working with our residents to achieve better outcomes for our road network. Two years of some of the driest times on record in 2018 and 2019 followed by thankfully, 2020, 2021 and now the first half of 2022, of amazing seasons has put enormous pressure on our road network as it is to other Councils in the region.”

Mayor Bourke said the previous Council and now continued on with the current Council, had undertaken significant Road Strategy improvement work, and this includes the current Roads Advisory Committee, being expanded to include Community members. This will have at least 8 community representatives on it (being advertised very shortly). This committee will provide great advice and input to Council on areas such as the roads hierarchy, funding priorities, and will allow the community to have greater visibility over road maintenance. Other business representatives such as trucking, school bus companies, and larger industries heavily reliant on the road network such as dairies and feedlots, will also have the opportunity to meet as opportunities present.

Residents are encouraged to stay up to date with the roads strategy work underway and engagement opportunities by visiting Council’s website or signing up to Council’s electronic newsletter database.

The $2.15M Federal funded works on Federation Way will be programmed to be completed in the 2022-2023 financial year.

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