The resealing of Hart Road in Lower Light has been put on hold for the time being, as Federal Government grant funding to Days Eggs under the Building Better Region Fund (BBRF) was unsuccessful.
The 2.53 km section of road, from Port Wakefield Road to Days Eggs Pty Ltd, was earmarked for resealing after APC voted in favour of the project at its February council meeting.
APC’s general manager for infrastructure, Martin Waddington, said council was depending on the grant to be received to go ahead with the sealing.
If successful, APC would have supplemented the cost of the project as part of its 2017/2018 Capital Works Program, estimating the contribution to be $225 000 with Days Eggs contributing $150,000.
The stretch of road had become a major concern for council since increased heavy traffic has negatively impacted on the road.
Days Eggs’ Sales and Technical Manager, Anne Andary, said it was very disappointing to receive the news the grant funding was unsuccessful.
“We will continue to investigate other avenues of funding,” Ms Andary said.
“We are trying to encourage the area around us to become more business friendly.”
Days Eggs is the largest egg producer in SA, supplying supermarkets including Drake Food Markets, IGA, Foodland,Woolworths, Coles, and more than 400 independent retailers.