VICTOR HARBOR ROAD A BUDGET WINNER

The Liberals and Nationals will deliver $73.6 million to duplicate Victor Harbor Road between Main South Road and McLaren Vale in partnership with the South Australian Government, tonight’s Federal Budget will reveal.

Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would widen the existing road corridor to provide two 3.5-metre-wide lanes in each direction, including sealed shoulders and a centre wire rope safety barrier.

“The Liberals and Nationals are investing around South Australia to make local roads safer and make sure people can get home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.

“Working with the Marshall Liberal Government, the Federal Liberals and Nationals are getting things done in South Australia and investing for the future.

“Our strong economic management allows us to invest in vital safety upgrades such as the duplication of Victor Harbor Road and boost the local roads, local communities and local jobs which deserve it.”

Liberal Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said duplicating Victor Harbor Road would greatly improve safety along the corridor.

“Victor Harbor Road is an important road linking Adelaide to the tourist and commercial activity of the Fleurieu Peninsula,” Senator Ruston said.

“The South Australian Liberal team in Canberra went into bat for vital upgrades to our state’s roads. Together with the Marshall Liberal Government, we are delivering the infrastructure and services South Australia needs and deserves.

“Our investment in this project will include alignment improvements at the Victor Harbor Road junctions with local roads at Robinson Road, Quarry Road, Ostrich Farm Road and Budgens Road.

The Victor Harbor Duplication will be funded on an 80:20 basis in partnership with the South Australian Government.

Hannah Maguire