Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today toured the completed Tulloh Street footpath constructed by Colac Otway Shire and developed under the Morrison Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
“I commend Colac Otway Shire Council in using this funding stream to improve the quality, accessibility, and safety of their footpaths within the shire. Other footpaths constructed under the LRCI program include Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke; College Drive, Lavers Hill; Thompson Street, Apollo Bay, Road; and Main Street, Gellibrand.
“The works will include the reconstruction and strengthening of the pedestrian pathways, creating a safer environment for pedestrians in Colac, Cororooke and across the shire,” said Mr Tehan.
Accelerating priority projects like Tulloh Street pathway supports jobs, construction businesses and economic growth in Colac, and bolsters the resilience of our local road networks.
Colac Otway Shire Mayor Cr Kate Hanson welcomed the significant Federal Government funding provided to Councils through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
“The LRCI program has been important for Colac Otway Shire’s COVID recovery, providing work for local contractors and delivering great projects for our active communities.
“Being active is important for our health and wellbeing, and ensuring residents and visitors can safely walk, run, push prams, wheelchairs or access our streets on mobility scooters is essential.
“Many of these projects funded through the LRCI program would not have been completed this year without Federal Government support.”
Colac Otway Shire Council received $1.7 million in funding from the Australian Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.