Victoria Repairs Rebuilds And Resurfaces 1,500 Km Of Country Arterial Roads

Victoria Repairs Rebuilds And Resurfaces 1,500 Km Of Country Arterial Roads

Victoria Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford

Fixing Country Roads As Maintenance Blitz Ramps Up

Victor P Taffa

Regional and rural councils can now apply for a share in more than $70 Million for safer and more reliable roads thanks to the Andrews Government.

“We’re getting on with the biggest road maintenance blitz ever fixing the roads all regional Victorians rely on.” Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford said.

“Round 2 is now open, as we continue to deliver a safer, more reliable road network for every Victorian, regardless of where they live.”

Round 2 grants of up to $1.5 Million are now available to eligible councils to carry out important road rehabilitation and resealing works, road safety improvements, bridge strengthening and other upgrades.

In round 1, all 48 councils across country Victoria secured funding with 91 projects on track for completion by the end of June.

This funding boost builds on the biggest road maintenance blitz regional Victoria has ever seen, with $333 Million being invested this year to repair, rebuild and resurface more than 1,500 km of country arterial roads.

Some of the 91 projects currently underway include:

  • Rebuilding of the Murphy Street and Strickland Road roundabout in Bendigo,
  • Rebuilding and widening of Perkins Road at Lara,
  • Reconstruction of Lake Road in Kyabram.

Applications for Round 2 close on 18 March with successful projects to be announced in April. Councils must deliver these projects by June 2020.

Andrews Government has more than doubled road maintenance spending since coming to office and established Regional Roads Victoria a dedicated country roads authority to oversee this record investment.