Bush Telegraph Podcast

Calls for more investment in rural roads

By Greg Muller

Tuesday, 01/02/2011

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From the gravel outside the farm gate to the freeway into the city, every kilometre of road is vital to getting goods to market.

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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.

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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.

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In this report: Luke Fraser, consultant and author of the report; John Coulton, mayor of Gwydir Shire NSW and chair of the Australian Rural Roads Group

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Click on the link below to listen to the interview

Bush Telegraph Podcast –
Calls for more investment in rural roads

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