Local road maintenance across 18 projects in the Corangamite electorate will receive a $2.95 million boost thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

Liberal Senator for Victoria, and Patron Senator for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, said the Australian Government would deliver over $139.6 million to 310 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.

“The Roads to Recovery funding in Corangamite will allow councils across the area to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads,” Senator Henderson said.

These projects will include the following:

Borough of Queenscliffe

Hesse Street, Queenscliffe              Total project cost $1.36M, $152,715 from RTR

To reduce flooding, increase parking, improve lighting and pedestrian safety. Works will widen part of the street to enable new kerbing, channelling and drainage, 25 new parking bays, two

wombat crossings and upgrading street lighting.

 

Colac Otway Shire

Weering School Road          Total project cost of $87,371 from RTR

The project will repair the damaged road surface and poor drainage. Works will seal the road, define drainage and restore signage, line markings and signposts.

 

Drapers Road                        Total project cost of $133,589 from RTR

The project will repair damaged road and install kerb and channelling.

 

Conns Lane, Birregurra       Total project cost of $655,374 from RTR

The project will repair 2094 metre section of the road due to wear and tear. All road signage, marking and guideposts will be restored.

 

Collins Road, Irrewarra        Total project costs of $155,609 from RTR

The project will repair 317 metres of the road due to wear and tear. All road, signage, marking and guideposts will be restored.

Forrest Street, near Colanda Rd     Total project cost $400,000 from RTR

The project will repair 620 metres of damaged road due to use by heavy timber trucks. The funding will enable an improved better design and repair or the road surface.

 

Strachan Street, near Barry St        Total project cost of $271,000 from RTR

The project will widen the road and improve access.

 

Surf Coast Shire

Messmate Road, Torquay               Total project cost of $900,000, $600,000 from RTR

The project will seal a short section of gravel road between South Beach Road and Coombes

Street used by heavy vehicles accessing the Council Depot.

 

Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay    Total project cost of $900,000, $88,000 from RTR

The road is already being widened at Thompsons Creek between Fishers Road and McCanns

Road. This project will create a longer culvert and new guardrail.

 

Duffields Road, Torquay                 Total project cost of $240,000, $220,000 from RTR

This project will remove and replace the roundabout at the intersection of Duffields Road and

Oceans Views Crescent. Median islands will be replaced with removable islands to cater for

cycling events.

 

Gundry’s Road, Bellbrae                 Total project cost of $113,060 from RTR

There are road safety concerns on tight bends of this rural gravel road. This project will seal

the section of road between Forest Road and Eagle Point Road.

 

Gum Flats Road, Anglesea              Total project cost of $13,500 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Tanners Road, Gherang                  Total project cost of $13,500 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Benwerrin Mount Sabine Road, Lorne      Total project cost of $13,500 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Elkington Road, Anglesea               Total project cost of $8,000 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Erskine Falls Road, Lorne               Total project cost of $8,000 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Bambra Aireys Inlet Road, Aireys Inlet      Total project cost of $8,500 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Ghazeepore Road, Torquay            Total project cost of $8,500 from RTR

This project will allow for grading maintenance.

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government has committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program from 2019–20, as part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget.

“From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the Government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following,” Mr McCormack said.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Andrew Gee said the Australian Government was committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, no matter where they lived.

“Our Roads to Recovery investments will deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the country,” Mr Gee said.

The Australian Government supports local governments to provide vital infrastructure and services through Financial Assistance Grants, and the Bridges Renewal, Black Spot, Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity and Roads to Recovery programs.

More information on these programs is available at www.infrastructure.gov.au.

 

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