|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2021 - Mid 2029
|Estimated Project Cost:||$93,750,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$75,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Alexandrina Council,Brimbank City Council,Buloke Shire Council,Greater Bendigo City Council,Hume City Council,Loddon Shire Council,Macedon Ranges Shire Council,Mildura Rural City Council
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Mildura
This investment will deliver targeted upgrades on the Calder Highway/Freeway corridor.
The regions surrounding the Calder Highway/Freeway corridor generate nationally significant levels of exports of agricultural produce such as grain, fruits, nuts and livestock. In addition, the Murray Basin supports a significant and expanding mineral mining industry.
These upgrades are expected to address identified pinch points in the corridor to improve throughput. They are also expected to increase access for higher productivity freight vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency and safety of the corridor for all road users. Upgrades to this corridor are also expected to support local industry and the creation of local jobs.
The Australian Government is contributing $75 million. ROSI funding is provided on the basis that the Australian Government contributes up to 80 per cent of the total cost, and the remainder is provided by state and territory governments, local government and/or the private sector.
Planning works have commenced with the delivery schedule for construction works to be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Victorian Government.
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Project details last updated: 27/07/2021