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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Bridging the Gaps in North West Victoria

The State Government is working to 'bridge the gap' in North West Victoria, upgrading a bridge and number of roads in the region.

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced more than $1.4 million in upgrades through the Government’s Local Roads to Market Program.

“We’re making improvements where it counts – sealing Victoria’s bumpy gravel roads, fixing tight and dangerous intersections and strengthening bridges to get our great produce to market quickly and in top quality condition.

“These upgrades will boost agribusiness and supply chain productivity and improve the country road network for all users," she said.

The funding will be used to:

  • Replace the 96-year old Albacutya Bridge at Rainbow

  • Upgrade and realign Feders-Collins Road, Station Road and K Clarks Road, all of which serve GrainCorp’s Lillimur receival site

  • Upgrade Dimboola-Minyip Road

  • Improve access to the Wilken Grain Receival Centre at Warracknabeal

  • Seal Winfields Road in Laharum.

Local agricultural producers are expected to benefit from better connections to the state arterial road and rail network, better heavy vehicle routes, reduced freight costs and time for farmers, and better access to receival centres.

Local councils have significantly contributed to the works, with Yarriambiack, Horsham, West Wimmera and Hindmarsh providing more than $600,000.

More information about the AIJF is available online.

Image Source - Dimboola Courier

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