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Image - Prior works on the Colac-Timboon Road, which is one of the roads to share in the funding.

Funds For Roads

Funds For Roads

Image - Prior works on the Colac-Timboon Road, which is one of the roads to share in the funding.

Preventing Landslips Focus Of South West Road Funding

The State Government has announced $32.8 million dollar program, to focus on preventing landslips on a number of South West roads.

It will include works on key south-west routes including Princes Highway West, Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Deans Marsh-Lorne Road, Cobden-Port Campbell Road, Timboon-Nullawarre Road and Timboon-Colac Road.

A raft of proactive stabilisation works will be delivered including rock netting, catch fences and earthworks, to provide safer journeys for people travelling on these roads and prevent road closures that may lead to communities becoming isolated in the event of a landslip.

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Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the program through the Building Works package will prevent landslips and support jobs on the ground and in the supply chain.

The landslip prevention works are expected to commence within the next six months and are scheduled for completion before the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

All projects will comply with the local jobs first policy, ensuring communities hit hardest by the impacts of the coronavirus will benefit from the additional investment.

“We’re keeping regional tourism and communities thriving – these upgrades are on key routes that connect tourists to some of the state’s most-visited tourist hotspots like the Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell.” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll.

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