Road safety is close to the heart of Gippsland MP Darren Chester.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland has secured record roads funding to improve safety for locals, visitors and heavy vehicle users.
Next on the hit list is the section of the Princes Highway between Sale and Wollongong.
Mr Chester met with South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) interim executive officer Sue Whelan (left) and chair Patricia White (centre) at Parliament House to support their petition to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack for urgent and on-going funding to upgrade sections of the Princes Highway between Sale and Wollongong.
Mr Chester said the Federal Government was investing heavily in road safety across Gippsland, with work being undertaken along the Princes Highway, Great Alpine Road, Monaro Highway, Hyland Highway and South Gippsland Highway.
“This has included $25 million of Federal Government money for safety improvements on the Princes Highway east of Sale. Among the package of works is the construction of new overtaking lanes, slow vehicle pullover areas and road-side rest stops,” Mr Chester said.
“But there is always more work to be done.
“I will continue to work with local communities and road safety groups like SEATS to make sure we have the safest road network possible.”