Bush Telegraph Podcast

Calls for more investment in rural roads By Greg Muller Tuesday, 01/02/2011 . From the gravel outside the farm gate to the freeway into the city, every kilometre of road is vital to getting goods to market. . The Australian Rural Roads Group is an alliance of 114 rural local governments which represent only seven per cent of the country’s population but almost half the agricultural output. . But more importantly their areas contain a quarter of all Australians roads. And they’ve just published a report, ‘Going Nowhere: The Rural Local Roads Crisis, Its National Significance and Proposed Reforms’. It calls on the Federal Government to spend an extra three billion dollars on roads. . In this report: Luke Fraser, consultant and author of the...