Tinamba Now Safer With Completion Of Road Overhaul
Tinamba is now safer and more accessible thanks to the completion of a road improvement project under the Andrews Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the $150,000 upgrade had delivered a number of benefits for the local community.
The project will improve access to V/Line coach services to Traralgon and Sale, providing stronger links to employment and education opportunities for locals, and connections to train services on the Gippsland line.
Works have also improved pedestrian and vehicle access to local businesses, improved kerbs, line-marking, drainage, and bus stops – including a new stop on the western side of the road and upgrades to the existing stop on the eastern side.
The Labor Government has invested $40,000 from the Flexible Local Transport Solutions program and a further $90,000 from its Building Works program, delivering improvements on Traralgon-Maffra Road through the town. Wellington Shire Council also contributed a further $20,000 to the upgrades.
The Flexible Local Transport Solutions program provides funding for local transport initiatives, services, and infrastructure in regional Victoria. The program works with local transport forums, regional partnerships, local councils, and community organisations to identify and deliver these opportunities.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll
“We’ve worked with Wellington Shire Council and local businesses to deliver this upgrade, that has not only provided safer access for pedestrians and vehicles in Tinamba but also improved the overall amenity of the town.”
“This project has made the town centre a more attractive stopping point for passing tourists whilst also helping improve vital public transport links to employment and education opportunities for locals.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett
“It is wonderful to see the positive impact this project has already had on Tinamba with improved parking upon entry into the town. For locals and business owners, these improvements contribute to the town’s viability and enhance the safety for all road users.”