Alliance to advocate for highway upgrade

Scott Cavanagh says the Princes Highway West Action Alliance will continue to advocate for highway funding in the lead-up to next year’s federal election.

Princes Highway West Action Alliance spokesperson Scott Cavanagh says the alliance is disappointed the region’s key transport corridor received no state election funding commitments.

But Mr Cavanagh said the alliance would continue to advocate for funding to improve the 297-kilometre stretch of Princes Highway from Colac to the South Australian border in the lead-up to next year’s federal election.

He said that during the past 20 years there had been no plans to upgrade the highway and that the alliance, made up of the Colac Otway, Corangamite, and Moyne shire councils along with Warrnambool City Council would advocate for much needed upgrades.

“Our advocacy on the highway won’t stop, we are here for the duration,” Mr Cavanagh said.

“We will continue to highlight the deficiencies and we are going to continue our campaign around that.

“We are going to continue to engage with industry. Industry has been more than happy to jump on board with our campaign and put strong messages up about their concerns and impact the highway is having.”

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One Response to “Alliance to advocate for highway upgrade”

  1. Juggy

    They’ve all finally put their heads together, but it’s too little too late!
    There were already signs (1 west bound near old High School) put up by VicRoads announcing upgrades before this Alliance was announced.
    Also… An example would be the plans of an overtaking lane east of Camperdown, that were released within 48hr after an accident back in August (I think it was).

    Finally. Just remember that the LNP to date have had no plans of seeing anything other than a 2+1 Highway West of Colac, which may be better suited for parts between Warrnambool and Port Fairy… but a wasted effort the for rest of the way.