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Colac-Ballarat Road Upgrade Welcomed

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 2:45pm
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Colac-Ballarat Road Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council has welcomed the recent $1.89 million announcement that the Federal and Victorian Governments will upgrade a section of Colac-Ballarat Road.

Part of the $245 million joint package to deliver road safety works across Victoria, the Regional Roads Victoria managed road will be upgraded between Enfield and Dereel. The Federal Government is contributing $1,512,000 towards the project, with the Victorian Government providing $378,000. Works will include shoulder widening and sealing of the narrow road, and rumble strips and safety barrier installation on high-risk locations.

Colac-Ballarat Road is an important transport link through the centre of Golden Plains Shire, connecting the Shire to Ballarat in the north and Colac in the south. As the population of the Shire continues to grow, Council has been active in lobbying for improvements to the Golden Plains Shire roads managed by the Victorian Government.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby welcomed the funding commitment to upgrade Colac-Ballarat Road, which is managed by the Victorian Government.

“The announcement of Federal and Victorian funding for Regional Roads Victoria’s safety upgrade of Colac-Ballarat Road is fantastic news for the Golden Plains Shire community.

“This road is an important transport connection through the heart of our Shire, and any funding to improve the safety of the busy road between Dereel and Enfield will be welcomed by locals and all who drive along that stretch. Council looks forward to the Federal and Victorian Governments working together to deliver this much needed road upgrade as quickly as possible.

“Improving transport connectivity and safety across Golden Plains Shire, and from the Shire to Ballarat, is vital to the meet the demands of our communities and is essential to managing the growth of our region.”

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 2:51pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.