|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid-2021 - Mid-2029
|Estimated Project Cost:||$200,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$160,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Greater Shepparton City Council,Mitchell Shire Council,Moira Shire Council,Shire of Strathbogie
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Brisbane
The Toowoomba to Seymour corridor is a critical link in Australia’s freight transport network. It contributes to the competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural and mining sectors by opening up access to essential freight networks in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. This investment will support growing agricultural and tourist industries in the region by providing improved access for High Productivity Freight Vehicles and improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. This investment will deliver targeted upgrades along to the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor in Victoria, including the Goulburn Valley Highway.
The Upgrades are designed to address issues imapcting the performance of this critical freight corridor.
Works in Tranche 1 will include:
Safety barriers between Seymour and Shepparton - The Australian Government is committing $35 million towards the installing 175km of flexible safety barriers on the Goulburn Valley Highway between Seymour and Shepparton.
Scoping and development - The Australian Government is committing $3 million towards scoping work to develop a prioritised program of works for future tranches.
Improved road safety for all road users
Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks
The Australian Government has committed $510 million towards the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor, of which $300 million has been committed to New South Wales, $160 million to Victoria, and $50 million to Queensland.
The remaining $129 million in Australian Government funding will be allocated to future priorities along the corridor.
Scoping and development works for the corridor began in mid 2021. Tranche 1 construction works began in late 2021.
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Project details last updated: 8/02/2022