Roads Of Koo Wee Rup To Improve

Roads Of Koo Wee Rup To Improve

Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu

Victoria Shadow Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

Coalition Builds For The Future With $50 Million Koo Wee Rup Bypass

Victor P Taffa

A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will fix traffic problems in South Gippsland and build for future growth by committing $50 Million to the construction of the Koo Wee Rup Bypass.

Making the announcement at Koo Wee Rup today with Liberal Member for Bass Ken Smith and Shadow Roads Minister Terry Mulder, Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu said the Coalition’s plan would take hundreds of large trucks off the Streets of Koo Wee Rup every day.




“Under Premier John Brumby and Labor, local families have been continually frustrated by inaction, neglect and broken promises to fix traffic congestion.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“Labor promised this bypass more than six years ago but has done nothing and these problems have become worse.”

“The Coalition has committed to the Koo Wee Rup Bypass Plan after listening to locals who have fought for years to have traffic diverted around their Town.”

“Increased traffic flow and the resulting noise, loss of trade, threats to safety and road damage have become a nightmare for residents in this area.”

“This is an important bypass, not just for the safety of locals but as a major link for tourists and freight to Phillip Island and the Bass Coast Highway.”


VIC Shadow Minister for Roads Terry Mulder

VIC Shadow Minister for Roads Terry Mulder












“In Government, we will act immediately to fix these problems and build the Koo Wee Rup Bypass.”

“This Bypass will improve Road Safety for Local Families and cut costs and commuting time for Motorists, Couriers and Truck Drivers.” Mr. Baillieu said.

Recent traffic counts showed that about 9,600 vehicles 12 % of those being large trucks travel through Koo Wee Rup every day along Station Street and Rossiter Road en route to Pakenham, Phillip Island, Wonthaggi and Inverloch, with traffic increasing significantly since construction of the desalination plant started at the end of last year.

The Coalition’s Plan will include a direct link from the Pakenham Bypass to the South Gippsland Highway with three roundabouts.

“Only the Coalition will fix these problems, reduce congestion and build a better future for local families.” Mr. Baillieu said.

Ken Smith Liberal Member for Bass

Ken Smith Liberal Member for Bass








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