Grey MP Rowan Ramsey supports road and job investment

Rpwan Ramsey backs the federal government's road and jobs investment.

Rpwan Ramsey backs the federal government's road and jobs investment.

A new $1.5 billion Australian government infrastructure package will provide an immediate injection into the economy and bring jobs back online to help stem the impact of COVID-19.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the federal government had been working with the state government to get people and businesses back to work.

The stimulus includes a $52 million Regional Road Network Package to deliver road works to benefit the freight industry and regional communities.

Grey MP Rowan Ramsey welcomed the announcement and said the package will boost jobs in the area and improve the regions roads.

"Every single job we can create by bringing forward road improvement work makes a huge difference in our local communities as we navigate out of the pandemic," Mr Ramsey said.

"Getting shovels in the ground not only supports the directly employed workers, it has spin-off benefits to overall economic recovery and jobs in the supply line."

Mr Ramsey said the package will also include $41.6 million for shoulder sealing and safety enhancements on regional roads.

"This will benefit the freight industry and general road users in regional communities across South Australia", Mr Ramsey said.

"Like many recent transport agreements the money is supplied on an 80:20 basis with the state contributing $10.4 million.

"It will improve road safety on the Stuart Highway in the Far North and the Yorke Highway on the Yorke Peninsula in Grey."

In a separate announcement, Mr Ramsey said $4.8 million has also been allocated for the Adventure Way, to seal the 26 km of road from Innamincka to the Queensland border.