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$1.79m for road safety upgrades in Golden Plains Shire


Golden Plains would benefit from significant road safety upgrades under a re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government.


Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson and Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop announced a $3.75 million package for Corangamite on Friday 17 June, $1.79 million of which would be spent on Golden Plains’ roads.

Mayor, Cr Des Phelan, said this funding would make a huge difference for Golden Plains Shire’s communities and businesses.

 “It is great to see that Golden Plains’ voice has been heard; these locations have substantial issues that need to be addressed and Council has been lobbying for investment and improvement.”

 “Council is pleased that the current Federal Government recognises the challenges of rural roads and is willing to help fix them.”

 “Our Shire is a large one, and good roads are integral to a happy and safe community – as well as key to the success of our farmers and producers.”

The road safety projects to be carried out in Golden Plains are:

•  3.4km section of Smythesdale Snake Valley Road between Hillcrest Road and Heales Street at Smythesdale: $667,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines and raised reflective pavement markers, upgrade or install guard fences and upgrade delineation and signage

•  2.5km section of Smythesdale Sebastopol Road between Pascoe Street and Incolls Road at Smythesdale: $620,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines, raised reflective pavement markers and guard fences, upgrade delineation and signage

•  2.3km section of Meredith Steiglitz Road between Pioneer Ridge Road and Eclipse Road at Meredith: $499,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines and raised reflective pavement markers, install guard fence installation with rub rail, upgrade delineation and signage and reduce speed to 60kmh.