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Golden Plains gets over $2m for road safety upgrades


The Federal Government has confirmed Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $2.075M in blackspot funding under the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Investment Program.


The funding will address four projects which were identified by Council through road reviews and community feedback.

Golden Plains Shire Council CEO Rod Nicholls said it’s easy to underestimate how important these roads are for the Shire.

“Golden Plains Shire’s road network is one of the larger local government road networks in Victoria, with 1,837 kilometres of sealed roads, gravel roads and unformed roads.”

“Good roads are integral to a happy and safe community – as well as key to the success of our farmers and producers.”

“It is great that Federal Government recognises the challenges of rural roads and is willing to help fix them for the benefit our communities and businesses.”

“It is great to see that Golden Plains’ voice has been heard; this funding confirms the value of Council's comprehensive lobbying and advocacy with the Federal Government.”

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

•  700m section of Ross Creek-Haddon Road between Bull Inn Court and Thomas Road at Haddon: $375,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines and raised reflective pavement markers, install street lighting, install guard fences and upgrade delineation and signage.

•  3.4km section of Smythesdale-Snake Valley Road between Hillcrest Road and Heales Street at Smythesdale: $635,000 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 Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road between Pascoe Street and Incolls Road at Smythesdale: $590,000 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: $475,000 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.