The iKew Visitor Information Centre has received $25,000 in funding as part of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program

iKEW CENTRE: Dr David Gillespie announcing Federal funding to boost local Driver Reviver centres like the Kew Driver Reviver Centre. Photo: Supplied/David Gillespie.
iKEW CENTRE: Dr David Gillespie announcing Federal funding to boost local Driver Reviver centres like the Kew Driver Reviver Centre. Photo: Supplied/David Gillespie.

The iKew Visitor Information Centre has received $25,000 in funding as part of a Federal Government funding program.

The new funds will be used for replacement of a roof for the Kew amenities block on Nancy Bird Walton Drive.

Another three roadside rest areas will also be upgraded with signage and amenities to help combat driver fatigue along the Pacific Highway, under the Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program worth almost $300,000.

Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie said he thanks the generosity of volunteers who give hours of their time to provide help at driver reviver centres.

"The Kew Driver Reviver centre provides a great service so that motorists can stop and take a break at this pretty location," Dr Gillespie said.

"With school holiday traffic on the roads again, this is a timely reminder about taking extra care with our precious cargo of family and friends.

"Well done to the iKew Visitor Information Centre staff who operate the Driver Reviver service each school holidays here on Nancy Bird Walton Drive."

Other sites being upgraded for the program include a signage upgrade at Browns Flat worth $75,950, signage upgrade at Raymond Terrace worth $118,000 and signage upgrade at Nerong worth $75,950.

The entire program totals $294,900 in funding.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the upgrades would provide a place for safety and fatigue breaks for drivers and their passengers.

"The upgrades we are funding are aimed at making rest sites more welcoming and comfortable for drivers, to help them overcome driver fatigue and ensure they reach their destination safely," Mr Joyce said.