Delivering for Bendigo
Better roads and rail
The Morrison Government understands how important road and rail upgrades are to boosting growth and creating jobs across the Bendigo electorate, as well as to delivering safer roads and better rail connections.
Here’s an overview of some recent major investments:
- $60 million for the Melbourne to Mildura road upgrades which will deliver targeted safety upgrades on the Calder Highway/Freeway corridor.
- Investing in the Bendigo to Mildura Highway upgrade.
- $45 million for the Ravenswood Interchange upgrade on the Calder Highway.
- $6.15 million for the Jock Comini Rest Area upgrade.
- $158.7 million for the Bendigo/Echuca Rail Line Upgrade that will deliver three new stations, faster and more frequent services to Echuca, and more services for Epsom and Eaglehawk.
- Murray Basin Freight Rail Project which includes major rail infrastructure projects in that will better connect primary producers in north-west Victoria with the ports of Portland, Geelong and Melbourne.
- Backing the 1,700 km Inland Rail project that will open additional investment and economic opportunities in reginal Victoria.
LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES
- Blackspot Removal Program: fixing dangerous intersections at Alder Street in Kangaroo Flat, Breen Street in Golden Square, Heathcote-North Costerfield Road in Heathcote, Prouses Road in North Bendigo and Ashbourne Road Woodend.
- Bridges Renewal Program: delivering vital safety upgrades to bridges including the Eagles Road Bridge replacement, the Froomes Road Bridge replacement, The Sheepwash Creek Bridge replacement and Old Drummond Road Bridge Replacement.
- Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program: delivering job-boosting upgrades like the Upgrade of Hardwick’s Meatworks at Kyneton the upgrade of the Bendigo Livestock Exchange the upgrade the Rivalea Livestock Facility at Whipstick.
JMR WITH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER McCORMACK, FINANCE MINISTER BIRMINGHAM AND MINISTER FOR REGIONAL HEALTH COULTON Regional Victoria will reap ongoing benefits after the Australian Rail Track Corporation signed an $80 million contract for the local manufacture of Inland Rail turnouts by Vossloh Cogifer’s Australian facilities. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister