Strathbogie Shire’s agriculture sector will be getting goods to market more quickly.
Thanks to its Local Roads to Market program, the Victorian Government will contribute $500000 towards the cost of upgrading the intersection of the Nagambie-Locksley and McDonald Rds, in Tabilk.
This intersection currently poses a hazard because it is too tight for high-capacity vehicles.
Funding will help construct an auxiliary left-turn lane from Nagambie-Locksley Rd into McDonalds Rd, as well as rehabilitate about 1.6km of Nagambie-Locksley Rd, enabling larger vehicles to turn in a separate designated lane.
‘‘We are making improvements where it counts, fixing tight and dangerous intersections and strengthening bridges to get our great produce to market quickly and in top quality condition,’’ Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said.
‘‘These upgrades will improve agribusiness and supply chain productivity in the Strathbogie Shire, improving the country road network.’’
Local Roads to Market is a key pillar of the Government’s Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund (AIJF) and supports councils to improve the connections between the farm gate, receival points and markets.