A roadside rest area in Boorowa will be upgraded to help combat driver fatigue and make travelling safer, thanks to funding under the Federal Government’s Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said there is nothing more important than saving lives, which is what this funding is all about.
“I am pleased to announce a total of $95,660 in federal funding to upgrade the Marsden Street site in Boorowa, which will go toward upgrading the signage at the site,” Mr Taylor said.
“Anyone who has used a Driver Reviver site here in Boorowa or elsewhere across the country knows how vital a place they are for safety and fatigue breaks for drivers and their passengers. We want to ensure they continue to be that reliable break spot for even more Australians well into the future.
“That is why our Government is investing in these vital Driver Reviver upgrades that will help keep people safe on our roads.
“This funding will also support our hard-working local volunteers who put in their time and effort to man our Driver Reviver sites. Volunteers are always ready to offer motorists a cuppa, friendly conversation and a nice spot to take a break to manage fatigue and reduce the risk of crashes.”
In total, the Government is providing $7.2 million to upgrade 71 sites across the country.
The Australian Government is working closely with states, territories and local governments to develop the National Road Safety Strategy 2021–30 to move towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads.
More information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives is available at www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au.