Ballarat intersection made safer thanks to new roundabout

A Ballarat intersection has been made safer thanks to a newly installed roundabout.

The upgrade to the Ring Road/Gregory Street intersection in Alfredton was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the City of Ballarat.

The $1.1 million project received over $560,000 in Australian Government funding under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program and the City of Ballarat contributed $573,102 from its 2022-23 budget.

Work started in February 2023 and is now fully complete.

Across all four phases of the LRCI program to date, City of Ballarat has been allocated almost $11 million to fund local road and community infrastructure priorities.

Of nine local projects nominated under the program to date, four have now been completed.

The LRCI program is currently funding more than 9,500 projects nationwide.

More information on the program is available on the Infrastructure Investment website.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King:

“Programs such as LRCI are important to local communities and support local governments, especially in the regions, in funding priority infrastructure projects. This new roundabout at Gregory St and Ring Road is a fantastic example of that.

“We’re working in partnership with City of Ballarat, and councils across Australia to deliver the upgrades that get people home safely, get people home quickly and support connected communities.”

Quotes attributable to City of Ballarat Mayor Des Hudson:

“As Ballarat grows, this important upgrade will ensure safer travel connections for motorists between Gillies Street to Link Road.

“Our investment to upgrade this intersection demonstrates that we are committed to delivering a better Ballarat.