The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on the Mornington Peninsula as well as tourists visiting the region.
The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government.
At the centre of the package is the Federal Government’s $1 billion contribution to the Monash Freeway upgrade. The widening of the arterial link from Warrigal Road to Cardinia Road will make the commute from the Peninsula to Melbourne a faster and safer trip.
The Monash Freeway upgrade will also have a positive impact on the local tourism industry as people from metropolitan Melbourne find it easier to visit our region.
Included in the Government’s $75 million Urban Congestion Package is funding towards the upgrade at the dangerous intersection at the corner of Forest Drive and Nepean Highway in Mount Martha.
Residents have long been concerned with the state of this intersection and we will work closely with all levels of government to deliver on these vital upgrades in a timely manner.
VicRoads have recently held community consultation sessions to discuss the upgrade and I encourage residents to be actively involved in this process going forward.
It is vital we improve regional road safety through key upgrades as we work towards a more efficient and safe transport network for all users.
For further information on the Australian Government’s investment in Victorian infrastructure, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/