Roads paved with cash

The City of Wanneroo will receive more than $1.17 million this financial year, while Joondalup will receive more than $980,000.

Altogether, Wanneroo has been allocated almost $7.05 million for the next five years, and Joondalup is set to get more than $5.89 million between 2014-15 and 2018-19.

Cowan MHR Mr Luke Simpkins and Pearce MHR Christian Porter welcomed the funding for their electorates.

‘Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss is writing to all councils advising them of their full allocations for the 2014-15 to 2018-19 Roads to Recovery program,’ Mr Simpkins said.

‘These funds will make a real difference in building roads, repairing streets and creating better access across our community.’

Mr Porter said the program was set up for councils to make road-spending decisions based on local needs, without interference from Canberra.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the money would part fund the city’s existing road works program.

‘One of our strategic objectives is to make it easy for people to get around and ensure the community is well connected and accessible ” this funding will help us deliver our comprehensive road program,’ she said.

The 2014-15 funds will go towards road resurfacing on Nannatee Way in Wanneroo, the Brazier Road realignment in Yanchep and upgrading Graham Road, Quinns Rocks.

The City of Joondalup plans to use the 2014-15 funds to for road preservation and resurfacing projects on 15 streets.

Mr Simpkins said councils could lodge applications for specific projects this month to potentially receive payments in November.