Casey Council is set to receive a windfall of $1.6 million from the Federal Government as part of a boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.
The announcement was made as part of a $1.8 billion package to accelerate jobs boost local economies struggling under the effects of Covid-19.
A range of community infrastructure projects will be eligible to Casey Council through the funding (totalling $1,633,695) including new or upgraded bicycle and walking paths, community facilities, and picnic shelters and barbeque facilities at parks.
Road projects to be delivered under the Roads to Recovery program include but are not limited to constructing or improving bridges and tunnels, street lighting, and heavy vehicle facilities such as rest areas.
Six other councils in the southeast are also set to share $7.1m including Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Monash, Cardinia, and Glen Eira.
La Trobe MP Jason Wood said: “Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local communities, now and as we navigate out of the coronavirus pandemic.”
“I will be working closely with councils to make sure projects get under way to support jobs and businesses as soon as possible.”
Casey Council has been contacted for a comment regarding its priority list of projects.