|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||TBC - TBC
|Estimated Project Cost:||$75,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$60,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Horsham Rural City Council,Northern Grampians Shire Council,West Wimmera Shire Council
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Adelaide
This investment will deliver targeted upgrades on the Western Highway corridor between Stawell and the South Australian border.
The Western Highway forms part of the Melbourne to Adelaide freight route and is a vital link in the freight flow between eastern and central Australia. This link serves a mix of regional communities and industries, linking major agriculture including grain, timber, horticulture and livestock production areas of western Victoria and South Australia to Melbourne, Adelaide and the associated export markets.
These upgrades will 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 $60 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.
The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Victorian Government.
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Project details last updated: 2/10/2019