SAFER JOURNEYS FOR ALPINE TRAVELLERS

Friday, 19 February 2021

Drivers taking in the beautiful Alpine region will have safer and more reliable journeys, thanks to important landslip prevention works which have started on multiple roads in the region.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said culvert renewal and replacement works on Bright-Tawonga Road near Bright marked the start of a program to reduce the risks of dangerous landslips in north east Victoria.

Crews will undertake essential maintenance on more than 50 culverts across Great Alpine, Mount Buller, Bogong High Plains and Bright-Tawonga roads, to prevent disruptions to the flow of drainage runoff, which can undermine the stability of the existing road.

Further works will roll out later in the year across north east Victoria under the funding package, including the installation of new rock netting, rock-filled cage retaining walls, minor road realignments and earthworks.

The important upgrades are being delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $32.8 million investment to prevent landslips on key tourist routes and support local jobs across the state.

Find out more on the Regional Roads Victoria website and interactive map at regionalroads.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“This important work will safeguard these key routes and prevent future landslips from disrupting the snow season and access for local communities.”

“Victoria’s Alpine Region is a huge drawcard for tourists and plays a vital part in our economy, which is why it’s so important that the road network remains safe and reliable.”