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Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the transformation of the Princes Highway through Lakes Entrance is progressing with improvements near the Club Spit, the western entrance to town from Kalimna and Eastern Beach Road intersection.

Mr Chester said upgrades to the Club Spit section included the realignment of the highway to provide for long-vehicle parking, renewal of kerb and channel, renewal of footpath and safe pedestrian access.

“Other improvements include improved traffic measures and streetscape treatments, establishment of picnic facilities on Club Spit and information signage,” Mr Chester said.

“These upgrades will make the heart of Lakes Entrance an attractive destination for locals and visitors and ensure all road users have a safer and better journey.

“We need to keep investing in facilities on public land and grow the visitor economy and create local jobs.”

The project is jointly funded with the Federal Government providing $1 million to the Club Spit rest area and associated works and East Gippsland Shire Council providing the remaining $200,000.

The Federal Government will seek State Government support for the Kalimna and Eastern Beach intersection upgrades.

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