New funding package to maintain Victoria's roads

Premier sets aside $70 million for road maintenance works over the next three years

May 2, 2013

Victoria’s deteriorating roads will be fixed over the next three years as the government sets aside $70 million for road maintenance.

The funding will see cracked roads repaired and resurfaced to make them more weather resilient.

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says the funding is an improvement on the previous system that allocated funds on an annual basis.

"The previous system sometimes resulted in a short-term focus and didn’t always provide the best solution for the long-term," Napthine says.

"Making this significant commitment over the course of three years will give certainty which will lead to better decisions about the timing and type of maintenance to be carried out.

Insurer RACV has welcomed the news and says the funding is a win for road users.

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