The government has spent just $2.2m of a $3.5bn fund designed to tackle ‘immediate priorities’, the opposition says

The Morrison government has spent just $2.2m of a $3.5bn fund designed to tackle “immediate priorities” in regional infrastructure, with construction yet to begin on 98% of projects identified under the ‘roads of strategic importance’ initiative.

Announced in the last budget by Michael McCormack, as part of the “significant infrastructure transport projects”, the roads of strategic importance program identified four “immediate priorities” to help upgrade key corridors in regional Australia, for tourism, freight and resource transportation.

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