Funding boost for local roads


Moorabool council is one of 11 in the state to receive funding from the state governments lates round of the Safer Local Roads and Streets Program.

The $210 million program is working with every Victorian council to deliver upgrades on the highest risk local roads, intersections, and precincts by 2027 – with allocations of up to $2 million issued for priority road safety projects.

Roads and Road Safety Minister Melissa Horne announced the councils selected for the second round of engagement are Moorabool, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Greater Geelong, Greater Shepparton, Loddon, Mansfield, Mildura, Stonnington, Swan Hill and Wyndham.

“Last year we saw a devastating year on our roads both in Victoria and nationally and we need to do everything we can to drive down road trauma,” she said.

“We’re working alongside councils to deliver important road safety infrastructure on local roads today, so our communities are safer into the future.”

The Safe Local Roads and Streets Program will be delivered over seven rounds, with all Victorian councils engaging with the program by 2025.

It will deliver safer infrastructure upgrades for communities including raised crossings, intersection upgrades, speed cushions, safer speeds, roundabouts, and other vital safety improvements.