A Shorten Labor Government would tackle traffic congestion and lift the capacity of Victoria’s rail freight network and regional roads, the party has announced.
Working in partnership with the Victorian Government, federal Labor’s Melbourne Roads Package and Regional Victoria Transport Package would boost productivity right across the state, Labor says.
Labor would invest $350 million into Victorian regional roads, including:
- Up to $20 million extra towards upgrades along the Great Ocean Road (a G21 Transport Pillar project)
Labor would assist in planning and consider investment in the following regional projects that are on the Victorian Government’s project list:
- Duplication of Barwon Heads Road between Corio-Waurn Ponds Road (Settlement Road) and Reserve Road (including the grade separation at the railway line) – total cost estimate $120 million. (a G21 Priority Project)
- Midland Highway duplication planning between Bannockburn and Geelong (a G21 Priority Project).
Source: Shadow ministerial media release