ABC Online, 28 July 2015

More than $2.6 million has been allocated for road upgrades throughout South Australia’s Riverland over the next two years.

The Berri Barmera Council will receive more than $485,000, the District Council of Loxton Waikerie will receive $1.6 million and the Renmark Paringa Council will receive almost $500,000.

The additional funding is from the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

The Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said the extra funds were available through the fuel excise.

“We’ve reintroduced the excise, the indexation of the excise, and we made a commitment in those negotiations that every single cent would be spent on roads and what better way than providing funding to local councils to spend on priorities,” he said.

“This is additional funding for councils to spend on road upgrades and repairs that they deem priorities.”

Extracted in full from ABC Online.