Better Roads and Rail with more Federal funding for our local roads, highways and rail networks.
Roads must continue to be a priority for all levels of government because they are a key priority for our regional and rural communities. It is on our roads that the milk, livestock, crops and timber are transported to and from markets. It is on our roads that our children travel to and from school and to play netball and football. Our roads must be well maintained and safe.
I’m working hard to deliver the roads and rail funding that our communities deserve.
The Coalition Government’s $100 billion infrastructure investment over ten years will better connect our communities, support local businesses and increase freight productivity.
Our plan is backed with real money for the roads and rail projects that make our communities better:
- $80 million for the Princes Highway West from Colac to the SA border, the Henty Highway, Portland-Nelson Road and Portland-Casterton Road;
- $360 million for the Western Highway duplication from Ararat to Stawell;
- $2.7 billion for faster rail on the Warrnambool line; and
- $1 billion for key upgrades to be identified through the Princes Highway Corridor Strategy across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales
This is on top of our $2.2 billion Road Safety Package, increasing funding to target black spots and improve local roads.