$100 million rural roads program for Victoria

The Victorian Government has unveiled a $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program to give local council roads a boost as part of its $941 million regional roads investment.

The fund comes with strict requirements to ensure money is actually spent on local roads.

Projects will include rebuilding deteriorating roads, sealing gravel roads, bridge strengthening, intersection improvements and safety upgrades.

These grants come on top of the biggest road maintenance blitz regional Victoria has ever seen, $333 million is being invested this year to repair, rebuild and resurface 1,500km of country roads – creating more than 650 construction jobs in regional Victoria.

Applications for round one of the Fixing Country Roads Program are now open until 15 October. Successful council projects will be delivered by June 2019.

For more information or to apply visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

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