Labor Government Provides A Strong Budget And Strong Bridges

The Andrews Labor Government will improve freight corridors for heavy vehicle operators, announcing more than $4 million in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

The funding will see upgrades to four bridges across metropolitan Melbourne, improving freight efficiency and building on the $35.8 million Stronger Country Bridges program, announced in February.

Strengthening bridges on key freight routes will support heavier loads and trucks, increase productivity, improve safety and help to reduce supply chain costs.

The Labor Government has provided the matching state contribution required to complete the Commonwealth Government’s Bridge Renewal Program, and includes the following bridges:

  • Wallen Road Bridge, Burnley – $1.9 million
  • Melton Main Road Bridge, Melton – $1.2 million
  • Wantirna Road Bridge , Ringwood – $533,000
  • Seaford Road Bridge, Seaford – $433,000

The Labor Government is working to grow Victoria’s freight and logistics sector, which will boost productivity in Victoria’s metropolitan and regional communities and provide for growth and jobs creation.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan

 “We’re building the safe and efficient road networks we need to connect our outer suburbs with the economy and provide for growth, productivity and jobs.”

“By strengthening key bridges, the freight industry will be secured now and into the future.”

Download PDF (139 Kb)