On the road again

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IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED: Residents have called on council to improve roads across the shire, including Industrial Crescent (pictured). Local residents and business owners petitioned council to improve the road earlier this year. PHOTO: Di Grant

ROADS and infrastructure in the Strathbogie region are set to benefit from a Federal Government grant of $1,439,568 to help accelerate priority projects.

The funding is part of a $1.8 billion total package for local councils around Australia aiming to resurface roads, build bike paths and provide cash for infrastructure such as picnic shelters, barbeques and walking paths.

While she said was too early to speculate on what projects council would look at upgrading, Strathbogie Shire mayor Amanda McClaren said she welcomed the funding.

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