The Morrison-Joyce Government is continuing to drive the growth of Mallee, providing more funding through the 2022-23 Budget for infrastructure projects that will create jobs, benefit locals, and drive economic growth.
The Sunraysia Highway from Ouyen to Ballarat will be funded $45 million through the Budget.
Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster, said this project will make roads safer, reduce travel times and boost the economy.
“The Federal Government’s record infrastructure investment pipeline continues to deliver better outcomes for the people of Mallee,” Dr Webster said.
“Investing in infrastructure upgrades ensures we are planning for a better future, giving locals the roads and services they need and deserve.
“This funding commitment will create jobs, boost business investment, and drive our economic recovery.
“The Sunraysia Highway is a key north-south corridor in Western Victoria that connects the Western Highway near Ballarat to the Calder Highway near Ouyen. The upgrades will include shoulder widening and intersection upgrades. These will improve access for High Productivity Freight vehicles, leading to increased safety for all road users. This in turn will support growth of businesses and communities in the Sunraysia and Wimmera regions.
“This investment through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our Government has already made in Mallee.
“These include upgrades on the Calder Highway with overtaking lanes, upgrades to the Sea Lake and Robinvale road, the rebuilding of the Albacutya Bridge, and upgrades to many other roads in Mallee.
“The Morrison-Joyce Government will continue to invest in the projects that keep commuters and freight moving, create jobs, and make our nation and economy stronger.”
The Australian Government will continue to work with the Victorian Government to deliver this infrastructure, supporting jobs and businesses right across Victoria.
For more information on investments, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au