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December 13, 2011

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the State Government’s focus on road safety upgrades.

Mr Chester said the current work on the highway between Bairnsdale and Stratford could assist in reducing the accident rate on one of the most notorious stretches of highway in the State.

“Locals and visitors to the region will welcome these upgrades and the renewed focus on reducing the road toll on the Princes Highway east,” Mr Chester said.

“I will continue to work with my State colleagues to secure Federal funding for the section of the highway between Sale and the New South Wales border which needs a major investment of funds to address safety issues.

“The State Government commitment is a step in the right direction but we need the Federal Government to make a contribution to a long-term upgrade of the road.”

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