Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Delivering better roads in Gisborne

Media Release


16 September 2014

Joint release with:

Terry Mulder

Victorian Minister for Roads

The Australian and Victorian Governments are getting on with delivering safer and more productive infrastructure in Gisborne, today announcing funding for two new roundabouts on Station Road at the Calder Freeway interchange.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs and Victorian Minister for Roads today announced that $6.66 million has been delivered to upgrade Station Road with two new roundabouts at the junctions of the existing freeway access ramps.

“This funding is part of our joint $60 million Regional Freight Roads Programme which will improve the freight network to deliver economic benefits for Victoria and boost productivity, Mr Briggs said.”

“Better roads for Victoria means less congestion, faster travel times and lower fuel costs.

“The Australian Government is committed to building world class infrastructure throughout Victoria to ensure we create thousands of new jobs and grow the economy more quickly.”

Victorian Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said this project will benefit the growing Gisborne area.

“Station Road is an important road which provides the most direct north-south route for road users between Gisborne, New Gisborne and Gisborne South to access businesses and services in the area.

“The route also provides freight operators a connection to centers, such as Bacchus Marsh, Melton, Geelong and Bendigo.

“As many as 15,000 vehicles use this interchange each day, so this project will improve the efficiency of travel between Gisborne and New Gisborne and provide a safer environment for people in the area to access the arterial road network.”

“Between 2009 and 2012 there was 4.2 per cent growth in traffic movements, which was significantly higher than the annual average growth rate of 1.5 per cent between 2002 and 2012, and a considerable percentage of this has been in commercial vehicle movements.”

The Australian Government is contributing $5 million to the project and the Victorian Government is contributing $1.66 million.

Works on the upgrade will commence in 2015.