Improved regional roads supported by federal funding

Local road maintenance in the Wheatbelt will receive a boost thanks to funding under the federal Roads to Recovery Program.

Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Australian Government would deliver over $27 million to 117 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.

"The Roads to Recovery funding in Durack will allow councils across the area to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads," she said.

"I'm pleased to confirm that 17 councils in Durack with share in more than $2.5 million dollars in the latest allocation of these crucial funds.

"We understand that in terms of road infrastructure, local governments can't do it all by themselves.

"The Roads to Recovery Program is a true local and federal partnership that improves road networks in both the cities and the bush, bringing real and tangible benefits to local communities."

More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.