Rest sites get upgrade

Two roadside rest areas across Barker will be upgraded to help combat driver fatigue and make local roads safer, thanks to Federal Government funding.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said there was nothing more important than saving lives, which was what the Driver Reviver Site Upgrade program funding was all about.

“I am pleased to announce a total of $222,000 in federal funding will upgrade two sites in Barker,” Mr Pasin said.

“Kingston Driver Reviver Rest Area, located on Princess Highway has received $140,000 to complete upgrades, and Lions Club of Penola have received $82,000 to purchase a new food van, located at Greenrise Lake, Penola.

“Anyone who has used a Driver Reviver site here in Barker or elsewhere across the country knows how vital a place they are for safety and fatigue breaks for drivers and their passengers, and 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, offering motorists a cuppa, friendly conversations and a nice spot to take a break to manage fatigue and reduce the risk of crashes.”

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