|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||TBC - TBC
|Estimated Project Cost:||$260,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$208,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Greater Shepparton City Council
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Brisbane
This project involves construction of Stage 1 of the Shepparton Bypass on the Goulburn Valley Highway. It is expected to construct a 10 kilometre single lane road from the Midland Highway in Mooroopna, extending north along Excelsior Avenue and Cornish Road to Echuca Road, then east to Wanganui Road where it will re-join the Goulburn Valley Highway in Shepparton North.
The Goulburn Valley Highway is a principal transport route connecting the Goulburn Valley region with Melbourne. It is a vital link for the transportation of road freight between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Sections of the highway in and around Greater Shepparton can no longer adequately cater for the large traffic volumes that use the highway daily, including increasing numbers of High Performance Freight Vehicles. The heavy traffic flow also directly affects the safety, amenity and commercial viability of Shepparton’s central business district.
This project is expected to:
- improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
- facilitate economic and social development for the local community
- improve amenity for the local community
The Australian Government contribution is capped at $208 million. This project is expected to be funded on an 80:20 basis with the Victorian Government.
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: 2/04/2019