A hefty bag of grants has been promised for regional Australia through the Coalition's 2019 budget with particular focus being given to delivering infrastructure to the bush and decentralising departments.
Griffith City Council mayor John Dal Broi said he is especially excited for the promises of increased funding to the stronger communities program, as well as a $100 billion commitment to road and rail infrastructure.
The $100 billion is to be spent over the next 10 years, with $42 billion to be spent over the next four years.
"There are a couple of roads, the first priority would be for Berridge Road (check) to connect up to Carrathool Council and there by have a shorter access to get to Hay," Councillor Dal Broi said.
"The other road would be Barber Road which services a large grain handling facility in that region."
"In terms of traffic count they're the two (roads) which stand out at the moment in our program, they're both unsealed roads we'd be looking to have them sealed, the two of them combined (the project) is in excess of $12 million."
Cr Dal Broi said council will also be looking to source funding for its current water mains replacement program.
"We do have a mains replacement program which we fund within councils own budget, some of our pipes mainly our old trunk lines are getting a bit of age to them," Cr Dal Broi said.
"They are the old duck tail pipes, we have had to in some instances and (for some) villages had to reduce the pressure because we were getting blow outs and if we could get some funding to accelerate our replacement that would be really good."
Also on the cards would be an application by Griffith City Council to be included in the round five and or six of the federal government's Mobile Black Spots Program which had $160 million granted to it in March.
The Coalition has also promised if they win the election they will push for further decentralisation, promising 190 bureaucrat positions will be relocated to regional areas from the ACT before the end of 2020.
Positions will include staff from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Business Australia and the Australian Financial Security Authority and come on top of the 30 staff from the Murray Darling Basin Authority which are already moving to Griffith.
"If there are more (positions) to come out we will be trying to increase that number" Cr Dal Broi said.
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