Local roads will benefit from $130 million in a statewide boost for road maintenance.May 1, 2014 3:18am
Local roads are set to improve thanks to a $130
Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan said extra funding, to be set aside in this year’s Victorian Budget, would help improve roads across Benalla and district.
‘‘The Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition will spend more than half a billion dollars on road management across the state next financial year,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘The extra funding for capital restoration works and for road maintenance and resealing will improve safety and support local industry and businesses.
‘‘This funding boost is particularly important to regional areas like ours where communities are heavily reliant on the road network.
‘‘Statistics show that almost 70 per cent of people living around Benalla rely on a car to get to work, compared to about 65 per cent in Greater Melbourne.’’
Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder said the extra funding would allow VicRoads to reseal and restore more roads across the state.
‘‘This extra funding allows us to fix more roads, more often,’’ Mr Mulder said.
‘‘Victoria’s roads will be better maintained and improved as a result of this funding boost.’’
Ms Ryan said the funding was in addition to money already provided to Benalla Rural City Council through the Country Roads and Bridges Program.
The program provides up to $1
‘‘Across the state, the $160
‘‘The program has helped Benalla Rural City Council undertake repairs on the Hume Fwy at Benalla.’’
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