Roads money call

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cils across West­ern Vic­to­ria can ap­ply for new State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing as part of a $941-mil­lion in­vest­ment in re­gional roads.

La­bor Mem­ber for West­ern Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford said the Fix­ing Coun­try Roads Pro­gram was de­signed to help ru­ral and re­gional coun­cils with grants to fix lo­cal roads and bridges.

She said the gov­ern­ment was in­vest­ing $333-mil­lion this year to re­pair, re­build and resur­face 1500 kilo­me­tres of coun­try roads, cre­at­ing more than 650 con­struc­tion jobs in re­gional Vic­to­ria.

She said projects would in­clude re­build­ing de­te­ri­o­rat­ing roads, seal­ing gravel roads, bridge strength­en­ing, in­ter­sec­tion im­prove­ments and safety up­grades.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Oc­to­ber 15.

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