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‘Roads to Recovery’ sees funding flow to improve Flinders roads

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Federal Member for Flinders, Greg Hunt MP, is pleased to announce a new round of infrastructure upgrades are on the way around the electorate as part of the Australian Government’s ‘Roads to Recovery’ (R2R) program.

With several new projects scheduled to start in the upcoming months, Minister Hunt was hopeful that these vital road upgrades would help reduce fatal car accidents around the Flinders Electorate.

“Reducing road trauma is a responsibility for us all—it's about safer drivers, safer cars and safer roads,” Minister Hunt said.

“With so many projects nearing completion and many more ready to start, the ‘Roads to Recovery’ program reaffirms this Government’s commitment to making local roads safer and reducing this nation’s road toll.

“This ongoing funding commitment will ensure local councils are better able to decide what local roads are priorities and how money should be spent.”

Funding from the Roads to Recovery Programme is provided to all local government authorities to assist them maintain and upgrade their local roads.

In the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government confirmed its 2016 commitment to provide an additional $50 million on an ongoing basis to the Roads to Recovery Programme from 2019-20, to bring the annual allocation to $400 million across all councils in Australia.

Total funding for the programme from 2013-14 to 2020-21 is set to total $4.4 billion.

Minister for Infrastructure Darren Chester urged local councils, using funding from the Roads to Recovery Program, to focus on improving road safety outcomes when undertaking local road upgrades.

“When selecting projects, I am strongly urging councils to consider the likelihood they will reduce fatalities and serious injuries,” Mr Chester said.

“The Australian Government has demonstrated its firm commitment to R2R by increasing funding available to councils across Australia from $350 million to $400 million a year beginning in 2019-2020, and ensuring the continuation of the program.

“Obtaining detailed information on project outcomes is critical to ensuring the Australian Government is delivering the most robust road upgrade projects to demonstrably reduce the number of serious crashes across the Australian road network.

“I look forward to continuing the successful relationship between the Australian Government and local councils through the Roads to Recovery program. By working together, we can make a difference to improve road safety,” Mr Chester said.

 

 

Project

Work Proposed

Start Date

End Date

AG

Contribution

Total Project Cost

Bass Coast Shire Council

Gravel

Feb 2018

Apr 2018

$110,406

$110,406

- Anchorage Road,

overlay and

 

 

 

 

Ventnor VIC 3992 -

stabilise

 

 

 

 

Between Ventnor Road

pavement

 

 

 

 

and Richardsons Way

with cement

 

 

 

 

 

and then

 

 

 

 

 

primer seal

 

 

 

 

 

full width.

 

 

 

 

Bass Coast Shire Council

Gravel

Feb 2018

May 2018

$350,000

$350,000

- Loch Wonthaggi Road,

overlay and

 

 

 

 

West Creek, VIC, 3995 -

stabilise

 

 

 

 

From 1.5km South of

pavement

 

 

 

 

West Creek Road for

with cement

 

 

 

 

500m South

and then

 

 

 

 

 

primer seal

 

 

 

 

 

full width

 

 

 

 

Bass Coast Shire Council

- Sheepways Road, Krowera, VIC, 3945 - From 1.3 kilometres South of McGraths Lane for 1 kilometre South

Gravel overlay and stabilise pavement with cement and then primer seal full width.

Aug 2017

Dec 2017

$270,000

$270,000

Bass Coast Shire Council

- Ventnor Beach Road, Ventnor VIC 3922 - From Pyramid Rock Road, In a westerly direction for 500m

Gravel overlay and stabilise pavement with cement and then primer seal full width.

Mar 2018

May 2018

$120,392

$160,000

Cardinia Shire Council -

Full

Dec 2017

Jan 2018

$556,678

$556,678

Hall Road, Pakenham

rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

South - From

is required,

 

 

 

 

intersection with

this consists

 

 

 

 

McDonalds Drain Road

of digging out

 

 

 

 

West to intersection with

and replacing

 

 

 

 

Koo Wee Rup Road

the full

 

 

 

 

 

pavement and

 

 

 

 

 

applying a

 

 

 

 

 

new asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

 

Cardinia Shire Council -

Patch isolated

Jan 2018

Feb 2018

$43,069

$66,674

Hope Street, Bunyip -

failed areas

 

 

 

 

From intersection with

and overlay

 

 

 

 

Princes Highway to

with a new

 

 

 

 

intersection with

asphalt

 

 

 

 

Wattletree Road

surface

 

 

 

 

Cardinia Shire Council -

Patch isolated

Feb 2018

Feb 2018

$80,000

$80,000

Main Street, Bunyip -

failed areas

 

 

 

 

From intersection with

and overlay

 

 

 

 

High Street east to

with a new

 

 

 

 

intersection with George

asphalt

 

 

 

 

Street

surface

 

 

 

 

Cardinia Shire Council -

Full

Dec 2017

Jan 2018

$629,354

$629,354

Manks Road, Dalmore -

rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

From intersection with

is required,

 

 

 

 

Adams Road to

this consists

 

 

 

 

intersection with

of digging out

 

 

 

 

Tooradin Station Road

and replacing

 

 

 

 

 

the full

 

 

 

 

 

pavement and

 

 

 

 

 

applying a

 

 

 

 

 

new asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

 

Cardinia Shire Council - Scenic Drive, Beaconsfield - From intersection with Fieldstone Boulevard (in the west) to the intersection with Fieldstone Boulevard (to the east)

Patch isolated failed areas and overlay with a new asphalt surface

Jan 2018

Feb 2018

$49,958

$49,958

Cardinia Shire Council -

Full

Dec 2017

Jan 2018

$932,224

$932,224

Seven Mile Road, Nar

rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

Nar Goon - From 200m

is required,

 

 

 

 

south of intersection with

this consists

 

 

 

 

Bourke Road to 130m

of digging out

 

 

 

 

north of intersection with

and replacing

 

 

 

 

Wittas Lane

the full

 

 

 

 

 

pavement and

 

 

 

 

 

applying a

 

 

 

 

 

new asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

surface.

 

 

 

 

Cardinia Shire Council -

Patch isolated

Jan 2018

Feb 2018

$50,349

$50,349

Timberside Drive,

failed areas

 

 

 

 

Beaconsfield - From

and overlay

 

 

 

 

intersection with O'Neil

with a new

 

 

 

 

Road to intersection with

asphalt

 

 

 

 

Fieldstone Boulevard

surface

 

 

 

 

Casey City Council -

Construct

Feb 2018

Jun 2018

$833,746

$833,746

Ernst Wanke Road,

exclusive

 

 

 

 

Berwick - at the

right turn

 

 

 

 

intersection of Hessell

lanes on Ernst

 

 

 

 

Road, Hagen Drive,

Wanke Road

 

 

 

 

Whistler Drive and

at the

 

 

 

 

Avebury Drive

intersections

 

 

 

 

 

of Hessell

 

 

 

 

 

Road, Hagen

 

 

 

 

 

Drive and

 

 

 

 

 

Avebury

 

 

 

 

 

Drive, as well

 

 

 

 

 

as an

 

 

 

 

 

exclusive

 

 

 

 

 

declaration

 

 

 

 

 

and left turn

 

 

 

 

 

lane at

 

 

 

 

 

Whistler

 

 

 

 

 

Drive.

 

 

 

 

Casey City Council - Smiths Lane - from Browns Road, Cranbourne South to North Road, Pearcedale

Stage 1: Construction of 2.4 km of unsealed road on Smiths Lane including kerb and channel and asphalt seal.

Feb 2018

Jun 2019

$2,120,590

$3,750,000

Mornington Peninsula

Construction

Jun 2016

Aug 2018

$1,800,000

$1,800,000

Shire Council - Bentons

of sealed

 

 

 

 

Road, Moorooduc -

shoulders and

 

 

 

 

Widening and

installation of

 

 

 

 

Roundabout Works -

guardrail /

 

 

 

 

Moorooduc Highway to

wire-rope

 

 

 

 

Loders Road

barrier and

 

 

 

 

 

construction

 

 

 

 

 

of roundabout

 

 

 

 

 

at intersection

 

 

 

 

 

of Bentons

 

 

 

 

 

Road and

 

 

 

 

 

Loders Road.

 

 

 

 

Mornington Peninsula

Reconstruct

Jun 2016

Nov 2017

$1,700,000

$1,700,000

Shire Council - Browns

the sub-base

 

 

 

 

Road, Boneo - Boneo

of the road,

 

 

 

 

Road to 1200 metres

including the

 

 

 

 

west of Boneo Road

installation of

 

 

 

 

 

box culverts,

 

 

 

 

 

and road

 

 

 

 

 

widening /

 

 

 

 

 

sealed

 

 

 

 

 

shoulder

 

 

 

 

 

cosntruction.

 

 

 

 

Mornington Peninsula

Installation of

Jun 2016

Dec 2017

$530,000

$530,000

Shire Council - Loders

safety

 

 

 

 

Road, Moorooduc -

barriers,

 

 

 

 

Between Bentons Road

shoulder

 

 

 

 

and Peninsula Link

reconstruction

 

 

 

 

Overpass

and sealing,

 

 

 

 

 

asphalt

 

 

 

 

 

overlay,

 

 

 

 

 

signage and

 

 

 

 

 

linemarking

 

 

 

 

 

works.

 

 

 

 

Mornington Peninsula

Widen the

Jan 2017

Nov 2017

$270,000

$270,000

Shire Council - Lord

corners to

 

 

 

 

Somers Road, Somers -

improve

 

 

 

 

Intersection of Lord

access and

 

 

 

 

Somers Road and

also improve

 

 

 

 

Parklands Avenue

drainage.

 

 

 

 

 

Mornington Peninsula

The road will

Nov 2016

Dec 2018

$1,825,000

$2,060,000

Shire Council - Two

be

 

 

 

 

Bays Road, Mount Eliza

reconstructed

 

 

 

 

- From Humphries Rd,

and widened

 

 

 

 

Winona Rd & Two Bays

to better

 

 

 

 

Rd roundabout to 1720m

accommodate

 

 

 

 

south of roundabout.

both vehicular

 

 

 

 

 

and cyclist

 

 

 

 

 

use. The

 

 

 

 

 

works will

 

 

 

 

 

also include

 

 

 

 

 

formalising

 

 

 

 

 

drainage with

 

 

 

 

 

kerb &

 

 

 

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

 

 


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