$47m earmarked for Western Australia regional road upgrades
The adequacy of vital infrastructure is an important consideration for prospective homeowners to keep in mind when looking at buying a property, as well as the proximity of healthcare and other amenities.
While living in Western Australia's regional areas can be a welcome change of pace to the hustle and bustle of the big smoke, residing in remote locations can present its own set of challenges.
For those who are interested in purchasing rural property in the state, news of a multimillion-dollar infrastructure project in the Great Southern region is likely to be welcomed.
Announcing the $7.4 million funding boost this week (August 29), state transport minister Troy Buswell said the cash injection would bolster safety on the region's roads.
The latest round of funding is part of the Safer Country Roads initiative, which has pledged more than $47 million worth of works to Great Southern roads over the next two years.
Mr Buswell commented: "The Safer Country Roads initiative is about providing better, safer roads in regional Western Australia to help reduce the social and economic cost of road trauma in the state and to ensure our regional infrastructure continues to meet the growing demands of heavy vehicle traffic."
"In the Great Southern, roads to benefit from this new funding include South Coast Highway; Northam-Cranbrook Road (Great Southern Highway); Albany Highway and South Western Highway."