Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Echuca to Robinvale

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Underway
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2029
Estimated Project Cost:$25,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Campaspe Shire Council,Gannawarra Shire Council,Swan Hill Rural City Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The Murray Valley Highway corridor is a strategic link for local industry and rural sectors to the manufacturing and distribution bases in larger regional centres and capital cities. As a result of economic and population growth in the Riverina, increased traffic volumes are causing safety and efficiency issues along the corridor. Addressing identified pinch points is expected to increase the overall efficiency and safety of the corridor. The project will deliver targeted upgrades on the Murray Valley Highway corridor.

Work in Tranche 1 includes:

 •        Echuca to Robinvale - Project scoping - The Australian Government has committed $2.5 million for scoping and development to inform works for future projects along the corridor.

Benefits

The Murray Valley Highway corridor is a strategic link for local industry and rural sectors to the manufacturing and distribution bases in larger regional centres and capital cities. As a result of economic and population growth in the Riverina, increased traffic volumes are causing safety and efficiency issues along the corridor.

Upgrades to this corridor are expected to improve freight efficiency, access and safety, and support local industry, tourism and the creation of local jobs.

Funding

The Australian Government is contributing $20 million towards this $25 million project.

This includes $2.5 million of funding allocated for Tranche 1 projects in the 2021-22 Budget.

The remaining $17.5 million in Australian Government funding will be allocated to future priorities along the corridor. 

Timetable

Scoping and development works for projects along this corridor commenced in mid 2021.

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Project details last updated: 19/01/2022