Roads blitz supports regional jobs

A state-wide regional road maintenance blitz is supporting local jobs across regional Victoria and injecting millions back into the economy.

The Victorian Government’s $425 million investment in regional roads is supporting ongoing employment at Sprayline Road Services in Ballarat for 35 local workers, including one apprentice and several casual employees.

These local crews have been working out of depots in Ballarat, Bendigo, Kyneton, Kilmore, Echuca, Donald and Swan Hill and have already rebuilt rebuilt a section of the Midland Highway at Elmore and a section of Blue Ribbon Road near Horsham.

Crews will be moving on to strengthening the Loddon Highway at Serpentine and the Elmore-Raywood Road in the coming months as part of the most recent round of funding for regional road maintenance.

More than 1,500 kilometres of roads are being repaired and resurfaced in regional Victoria as part of the Government’s $425 million regional road maintenance blitz, including 378 kilometres in Western Victoria.

Workers from Sprayline Road Services are part of the around 1,100 construction jobs that are being created in the regions to help deliver this vital maintenance for regional and rural communities.