Wheatbelt road upgrades share in millions

Upgrades to some of the region's most important roads have been given the green light with funding announced as part of the Australian Government's Roads to Recovery Program.

Roads in Toodyay, York and Beverley are among those to receive a share in millions of dollars.

Pearce MP Christian Porter said the latest round of program funding was welcome news for residents in who would be home sooner and safer with better maintained roads throughout the region.

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

Funding includes more than $1.6 million for the Talbot Brook Bridge, $1.3 million for Gingin Brook Bridge, $400,000 for Greenhills South Road upgrades, $295,000 for Chittering Road upgrades and $280,000 for Toodyay Street upgrades.

Mr Porter said the government had committed almost $6.3 million to Roads to Recovery projects within the electorate of Pearce from 2019-20.

"From 2019-24, the Government will deliver over $34.6 million to local councils in the electorate of Pearce under the Roads to Recovery Program, " Mr Porter said.

"Whether it's bridges, roundabouts, turning lanes or traffic lights, this is real money to fix local roads, which local councils can spend on local priorities.

"Our Roads to Recovery investments will deliver safer roads in areas throughout Pearce.

"Good, safe roads are vital for our communities. They ensure our freight moves more efficiently, our traffic moves more smoothly and our drivers get to their destinations without accident or injury."

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