Budget To Include Significant Funds For South West
The State Government has announced that next week's budget will include $272.4 million to upgrade the Great Ocean Road and its inland routes, as well as key roads which support the dairy industry in the South West Region.
This includes $140 million to upgrade and improve the resilience of the Great Ocean Road, with road pavement, bridge strengthening and safety upgrades to be included.
Another $115 million will be invested into upgrading the inland routes between the Great Ocean Road and the Princes Highway West.
These upgrades will include pavement widening and rebuilding works so roads are stronger and smoother, as well as the construction of retaining walls to reduce the risk of landslips.