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Budget Funds For Roads

Budget Funds For Roads

Budget To Include Significant Funds For South West

The State Government has announced that next week's budget will include $272.4 million to upgrade the Great Ocean Road and its inland routes, as well as key roads which support the dairy industry in the South West Region.

This includes $140 million to upgrade and improve the resilience of the Great Ocean Road, with road pavement, bridge strengthening and safety upgrades to be included.

Another $115 million will be invested into upgrading the inland routes between the Great Ocean Road and the Princes Highway West.

These upgrades will include pavement widening and rebuilding works so roads are stronger and smoother, as well as the construction of retaining walls to reduce the risk of landslips.

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$17.4 million will also be invested in priority roads which support the Barwon South West Dairy Supply Chain.

“The Great Ocean Road is an iconic Victorian attraction which brings millions of visitors to the region each year and is the lifeline for a number of communities along the coast.” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll.

“This will deliver stronger, safer and more reliable roads for locals, tourists and the freight industry, it will help to boost the region’s economic recovery following the pandemic.”

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