The problem in regional Victoria isn’t that we don’t have enough roads. It’s that the roads we do have aren’t in good enough condition.
Decades of underinvestment and inattention mean our country roads need an overhaul.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers more than $941 million for this work, including:
$433 million for regional road restoration, including $100 million for The Fixing Country Roads Fund to restore both our state and local country roads to good condition.
$261 million for road upgrades in regional Victoria.
$229 million for safety upgrades to our regional road network.
$17.4 million to establish Regional Roads Victoria.
Lead by the Chief Regional Roads Officer, Regional Roads Victoria will be a division of VicRoads, based in Ballarat, with a presence in regional centres across the state – giving regional Victorian’s roads they can rely on.