30 June 2016

$5m safety boost for Hamilton Highway

The Hamilton Highway will get a much needed safety boost with $5 million for upgrades between the Geelong Ring Road and Cressy under a re-elected Turnbull Government.

Announcing the funding today, Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson, said spending would be targeted at identified projects to increase safety along the key arterial road.

“Having listened to the community, I am delighted to be delivering this funding which will be prioritised according to the road sections most in need of upgrades or maintenance,” said Ms Henderson.

“Works to be funded are likely to include pavement resheeting, shoulder sealing and safety measures such as edge delineation, signage and line-marking.

“This funding will come from the $345 million Victorian Rural and Regional Roads Package,” Ms Henderson said.

Ms Henderson said the Turnbull Coalition Government had initiated the $345 million Victorian Rural and Regional Roads Package following Labor’s decision to cancel the East West Link.

This announcement shows the Coalition’s commitment to providing funding for regional road upgrades.

Over nearly three years as the Federal Member of Corangamite, I have a strong record of delivering for local roads. This includes $40 million Roads to Recovery funding, $50 million to upgrade the Great Ocean Road, $185.5 million to duplicate the Princes Highway between Winchelsea and Colac, an extra $20 million for the Princes Highway upgrades west of Colac and $5 million for safety upgrades on the Forrest Apollo Bay Road.

A re-elected Turnbull Government will also provide $3.75 million to fix road black spots at Torquay, Modewarre, Smythesdale and Meredith, $1.07 million to support a heavy vehicle upgrade for Forest Road and Grays Road, Paraparap and $600,000 for planning duplication of Grubb Rd Ocean Grove and Midland Highway between Geelong and Bannockburn.

Funding for this project has been provided for from within existing budget resources.

Only a vote for the Liberal Party will deliver a strong stable majority Coalition Government with Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister.

30 June 2016