Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will help Bass Coast Shire fix its local road network through the $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced more $600,000 to rehabilitate and widen a 620-metre section of Loch-Wonthaggi Road.

The upgrade will involve completely rebuilding this section of road, as well as installing new guardrail and fresh line-marking to improve safety.

Loch-Wonthaggi Road is an important freight route and services the region’s dairy, agricultural and tourism industries.

Bass Coast Shire has co-contributed $50,000 to the project and will deliver this local road upgrade by June 2019.

The $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program is part of Labor’s record $941 million invested in regional roads.

These grants are on top of the $333 million dedicated to regional road maintenance, which is being delivered by the new country roads authority – Regional Roads Victoria (RRV).

Applications for round two of the Fixing Country Roads Program will open in early 2019.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Since coming to office we’ve doubled spending on road maintenance to make sure that regional Victorians get the road works they need.”

“This investment will ensure council managed roads, like Loch-Wonthaggi Road aren’t left behind as we rollout our record investment in country roads.”