Cars travelling along a regional highway

Investment $556.4 million

Regional Victorian communities rely on our road network to stay connected. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invests a further $556.4 million to improve roads in regional Victoria.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 budget includes investments for:

Road maintenance

$65.8 million to improve and conduct essential maintenance on roads in South Western Victoria, including the Great Ocean Road.

South Gippsland Highway

$50 million for major improvements to the South Gippsland Highway.

Road upgrades 

$49.2 million for upgrades to 23 major roads all across the State – including the Calder, Bass, Sunraysia and Princes Highways.

$37.2 million to upgrade narrow sealed arterial roads throughout South Western Victoria.

$25.8 million to fund business cases for 43 regional and rural road upgrades.

Bridge upgrades

$40.8 million to upgrade 17 bridges throughout the State under the Stronger Bridges, Stronger Economy program.

Shepparton Bypass

$10 million for Stage 1 of the Shepparton Bypass.

Road construction

$10 million for road construction projects around Portland in the Green Triangle in the State’s west.

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