East Gippsland Shire Council has been working closely with the Victorian Government to deliver on a comprehensive list of key projects that will see much-needed upgrades of the region’s roads and transportation network.
Councillors met with Department of Transport’s (DoT) Gippsland representatives last month to discuss a number of priorities in the pipeline.
Mayor Cr Mark Reeves said it was a productive meet and greet between Councillors, DoT’s new Regional Director Beth Liley and Manager Development for Gippsland, Pas Monacella.
“It was great to get together in one room with DoT’s Gippsland representatives to discuss and advocate on the shire’s priorities and works in the pipeline for East Gippsland,” Cr Reeves said.
“We discussed several priorities on our advocacy agenda, and they took the time to present to us a number of key investments in transport in regional Victoria for the 2022-23 financial year.”
The items on Council’s advocacy agenda that were discussed included:
• Great Alpine Road upgrade
• Benambra-Corryong Road sealing of remaining gravel section
• Marlo Road upgrade
• Mitchell River Bridge duplication and improvements to the eastern approaches to Bairnsdale
• Bullumwaal Road upgrades.
Cr Reeves said they’re confident these discussions will lead to outcomes for the region.
“We’ve already received funding commitments from the Australian Government for a couple of projects we’ve been advocating for and we’re positive we’ll be able to secure state government funding for more of these priorities in the near future,” Cr Reeves said.
“We’re excited to be working with the DoT on these projects and many more key regional road and transportation investments in our region.”
For more information about our advocacy priorities visit our website www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/council/advocacy
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