A $3.2 million investment by the Morrison Government in road safety in Bannockburn is now complete, delivering benefits for 10,000 daily road users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said the Morrison Government’s election commitment to deliver a new roundabout at the five-way intersection (where Clyde and Shelford-Bannockburn Roads meet Kelly Road) adjacent to the railway crossing, is already improving safety.

“The Morrison Government’s investment in the Bannockburn safer entrance project, which the Labor Party declined to support, is a major win for the people of Bannockburn,” Senator Henderson said.

“This project demonstrates our government’s absolute commitment to safer roads in regional communities. I also acknowledge the hard work of Golden Plains Shire and the community more broadly which strongly advocated for this investment.

Liberal Candidate for Corangamite, Stephanie Asher, said that upgrading regional roads was one of her key priorities as she works hard over the coming months to develop her local plan for Corangamite.

“I understand how important safer roads are to Corangamite residents. This entrance to Bannockburn has been a long standing safety concern and I am delighted that the Morrison government has made this vital investment in road safety.

“As our region continues to grow, it is vital that local residents receive the infrastructure they deserve,” Ms Asher concluded.

The Bannockburn safer entrance project is one of many road upgrades being delivered by the Morrison Government across our region.

A new roundabout at the intersection of the Midland Highway and Clyde Road, backed by $5.2 million from the Morrison Government, is set for completion in May.

19 January 2022