$7 million for Narungga roads in Local Government Infrastructure Partnership

22 Mar 2021 media release

Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP welcomes the announcement today that multiple road projects submitted by local councils from the Narungga electorate to the State Government’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program have been successful.

“I am thrilled that more than $7 million has been allocated to our region for shovel-ready infrastructure projects in the council areas of Barunga West, Copper Coast, Yorke Peninsula and Adelaide Plains,” Mr Ellis said.

“This funding will be directed to important, local projects that will make a difference to the people who live in our community.

“Particularly pleasing is the funding allocated to the completion of Bay Road at Moonta, a project which is now funded to be completed expeditiously, ending a years-long effort to improve that surface for the benefit of locals and tourists alike.

“In addition to that, through a collaborative effort of the YP Alliance of Councils, many of our regional roads will have shoulder widening and surface upgrades that will create jobs and improve safety and transport efficiencies.

“Narungga is going through a period of unprecedented road investment which should leave a lasting legacy for many years to come”, Mr Ellis said.

Local allocations

Adelaide Plains Council – Rural Road Sealing Freight and Tourism project: $2,340,000. Sealing of unsealed roads on designated freight and tourism networks, including linkage for Middle Beach Township to DIT networks (Redbanks Road, Mallala Road and Port Wakefield Road).

YP Alliance Councils (Barunga West, Yorke Peninsula, Copper Coast) – Upgrade of Regional Commodity and Freight Roads: $2,566,227. Reconstruction, shoulder widening and safety enhancements for the following roads: Ninnes Road to Lochiel (between Upper Yorke Road and Green Road); Verran Tce/Arthurton Road, Moonta; Agery/Kadina-Cunliffe Rd;  Wauraltee Road between Port Victoria Road and Yorke Highway; Mt Rat Road between Spencer Highway and Yorke Highway and Main Street Curramulka; Dans Road between Reserve Terrace and Port Vincent Road; Silo Road between Maitland Road and Yorke Highway.

Copper Coast Council – Moonta Bay Road Upgrade project: $2,188,801. For stormwater infrastructure, widening, central verge, kerbing and separate shared path.

Whilst just outside of the Narungga electorate, Mr Ellis said he is also pleased $1.6 million has been allocated to upgrade the Balaklava town pool which will be a major project for Wakefield Regional Council.