The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on Phillip Island 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 Phillip Island and the Bass Coast 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 $345 million Rural and Regional Roads Package, is funding for the construction of a roundabout at the dangerous intersection of Woolamai Beach Road and Phillip Island Road.
Phillip Island residents have long been concerned with the state of this intersection, which provides a crucial link to Cape Woolamai for residents and tourists. The roundabout will ensure that motorists, pedestrians and cyclists enjoy safer trips on our roads.
We will work closely with all levels of government to deliver on these vital upgrades in a timely manner.
It is vital we improve regional road safety through key upgrades as we work towards a more efficient and reliable transport network for all users.
For further information on the Australian Government’s investment in Victorian infrastructure, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/