Better Local Roads in Gembrook
Works will soon begin to seal Station Road, Heroes Avenue and Anzac Street in Gembrook.
The works are part of Cardinia Shire Council’s Better Local Roads – Sealing the Hills program.
This program will seal almost 110 kilometres of unsealed road across more than 160 prioritised roads throughout the Cardinia Shire over the next 8 years.
The works will include pavement construction, kerb channel construction, construction of traffic calming devices, drainage works, signage and line-marking.
Cardinia Shire Mayor and local Ranges Ward Councillor Jeff Springfield said the works were contributing to building a better Cardinia Shire by improving the local road network.
“These works are expected to start in the coming weeks, and I know our local community is looking forward to them being completed,” he said.
“Sealing local roads not only increases road safety but reduces dust and wear on vehicles. I’d ask the community to please be patient and drive safely around the area while these important works are under way.”
The Better Local Roads - Sealing the Hills program is funded by $150 million from the Australian Government’s Sealing Roads in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds program and co-funded by Cardinia Shire Council in partnership with landowners via a special charge scheme.
“As someone who lived on an unsealed road for 16 years, I understand the importance of repairing them,” Federal Member for La Trobe, Jason Wood MP said of the project.
“That is why I am proud to have secured $150 million to go to Cardinia Shire Council to fast track the sealing of the roads. This is the first time a commonwealth government has created a package which assists council in the sealing and repairing of dangerous unsealed roads.”
The works are expected to be completed early to mid-2022, conditions permitting.
Station Street and Innes Road in Gembrook will also be sealed through this program, and are being tendered separately. Works are expected to commence on this package in mid-2022.