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MEDIA RELEASE - Improving freight roads in Green Triangle region a joint effort

28 August 2018

Green Triangle Freight Action Committee members at Casterton’s Australian Kelpie Centre on Friday, discussing the Green Triangle region’s road freight network.

Glenelg Shire Council will continue to work collaboratively with the Green Triangle Freight Action Committee to improve the connectedness and reliability of freight routes in south west Victoria.

Glenelg Shire councillor Stephens and CEO Greg Burgoyne met with key infrastructure and transport stakeholders on Friday in Casterton to support the delivery of upgrades to local roads.

Cr Stephens said the meeting was an opportunity to strengthen partnerships, as well as discuss the next phase of the Green Triangle Freight Action Plan that focuses on freight roads within Australia’s major farming and forestry region between South Australia and Victoria.

“The meeting was a cross border collaboration with industry, state and local government to ensure priority projects that promote economic growth, such as road access for freight transport vehicles,” Cr Stephens said.

“The forecast growth in freight movements and high-demand for Green Triangle exports means we need to be ensuring the efficiency and connectivity of our road network.

“We are working together with stakeholders such as VicRoads and transport and forestry companies to address the state of our roads, such as the Princes Highway.

“With Victoria’s population growth and international trade forecast, it is vital to invest in our local roads and work with government, industry and communities to find innovative solutions.”

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