Upgrades to the Tuggeranong Parkway have been brought forward three years to 2022, with $51 million of Federal money released as part of the mid-year budget update.
There will also be a further $24 million available for road infrastructure across the ACT.
Liberal ACT Senator Zed Seselja said the funding, announced as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), would kickstart projects to relieve congestion and get Canberrans home sooner and safer right across the Territory.
“No matter where you live – be it Tuggeranong, Woden Valley, Belconnen, or Gungahlin – we are delivering for Canberrans,” Senator Seselja said.
“Major upgrades to the Tuggeranong Parkway have been fast-tracked by three years, with works now set to get underway from 2022.
“The $51 million package from the Liberal-National Government will deliver a series of congestion-busting upgrades along the Parkway and surrounding roads for the 40,000 cars travelling to and from Canberra’s south each day.”
There will also be $18 million worth of upgrades at key intersections in Griffith, Theodore, Conder and Weston.
“Canberrans who use Boboyan Road will also benefit from a $5 million package to deliver road re-surfacing and widening, soil stabilisation and drainage works, providing improved access through Namadgi National Park during bushfire seasons,” Senator Seselja said,
The 2021 MYEFO also includes $41.9 million to support the National Film & Sound Archive save at-risk collections and $5.7 million for the National Library of Australia’s Trove website.
Australia faces a federal election in 2022.