28 March 2019

Liberal National Government delivering safer roads in Corangamite

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, will today announce the Liberal National Government will deliver a total of $11 million to fix a notorious intersection on Cape Otway Road and to upgrade Murradoc Road, St Leonards.

“I have been working extremely hard and lobbying on behalf of Corangamite residents for federal funding to fix a dangerous intersection at Cape Otway Road and Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, south of Winchelsea,” Ms Henderson said.

“There have been a number of terrible accidents at this intersection. Cape Otway Road and Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road are popular inland tourist routes to the Great Ocean Road.  I am delighted our Government will deliver $6 million to construct a roundabout to improve safety for motorists at this intersection.

“There have been a number of accidents and near misses involving international drivers – an issue about which I am very concerned. I have called on the Victorian Labor Government to urgently implement a Code of Conduct governing the rental of vehicles to international drivers and will continue to advocate on this issue.

“In May 2018, I called on State Labor to fix this intersection. It is most disappointing that the Victorian Labor Government has failed to fund this roundabout which is a high priority project.”

The Liberal National Government will also deliver $5 million to upgrade Murradoc Road which is the main route between Drysdale and St Leonards.

“Murradoc Road is in very poor condition,” Ms Henderson said.

“I have spoken with many local residents in Drysdale and St Leonards who have raised this as a very big concern.”

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge MP, said funding for these projects is already in the Federal Budget.

“We are committed to delivering the projects Victoria needs to preserve its enviable quality of life,” Mr Tudge said.

This investment builds on the millions of dollars we are delivering for road upgrades in the Corangamite electorate including duplicating the Princes Highway; upgrading the Great Ocean Road; and fixing more than 120 local roads under our Roads to Recovery program.