BENALLA ROAD UPGRADE AS PART OF VICTORIA’S BIG BUILD

The Andrews Labor Government has upgraded heavy vehicle access to Benalla’s fast-growing industrial area and new precast concrete facility, which is set to supply more than 65,000 concrete products to the West Gate Tunnel project.

The Labor Government has invested $1.45 million to completely rebuild 1.6 kilometres of Benalla-Yarrawonga Road, improving the strength and ride quality of the road.

This upgrade will ensure the road is up to the task as heavy vehicle numbers increase to support the major infrastructure project.

The precast facility will be the largest of its kind in Victoria, capable of producing over 1,500 tonnes of concrete product per day at peak capacity.

It will create 400 jobs and to ensure regional communities can benefit from the many opportunities created by the state’s booming infrastructure sector.

Around 300 truckloads of pavement dug up from the Benalla-Yarrawonga Road worksite was donated by Regional Roads Victoria for use on Benalla’s new indoor equestrian centre.

The centre, co-funded by the Government, Benalla Rural City Council and local clubs – will provide a state-of-the-art equestrian hub available year-round for Victorian riders.

In a further boost for heavy vehicles, access from the Hume Freeway to Benalla-Yarrawonga Road has also been improved after a one kilometre stretch of Benalla-Winton Road was re-sealed to strengthen and waterproof the pavement.

The road shoulder on the southern side of Benalla-Winton Road was also sealed to reduce the risk and severity of run-off road crashes.

The Labor Government has invested a record $941 million investment in regional roads – check out other works underway or planned in your area via regionalroads.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes:

“We’re delivering a safer, stronger and more efficient road network as part of Victoria’s Big Build, that is also supporting major infrastructure projects like the West Gate Tunnel Project.”

“Benalla locals and industry will now have a smoother and safer journey thanks to these upgrades.”