Sydney’s $1billion lifeline: Scott Morrison announces massive cash splash to fix roads across the state and ease congestion in the city – and it will provide 5,450 new jobs for Aussies
The federal and NSW governments will spend $1billion on fixing roads and easing congestion in the country’s most populous state.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today announce details of the federal and state funding agreement, including $398 million to make country roads safer and $382 million for local councils to upgrade roads.
Another $240 million is expected to go towards reducing congestion in Sydney, with an estimated 5,450 jobs to be generated by the combined road projects.
The federal and NSW governments will spend $1billion on fixing roads and easing congestion in the country’s most populous state. Pictured: PM Scott Morrison
NSW is chipping in $569 million in funding, and Premier Gladys Berejiklian said building infrastructure would be key to the state’s economic recovery.
‘Projects equal jobs and fast-tracking these infrastructure projects are more important than ever as the economy recovers from the pandemic,’ she said.