A GROUP of western Victorian regional councils has formed an alliance to lobby state and federal governments for $300m for urgent road infrastructure works on Princes Highway West, between Colac and the South Australian border.
Warrnambool City Council and Moyne, Corangamite and Colac Otway shires have come together under the banner of the Princes Highway West Action Alliance (PHWAA) to push for urgently needed works across the 297km stretch of the key transport corridor.
PHWAA spokesperson Scott Cavanagh said while traffic on the east-west corridor had increased significantly in recent years, the last VicRoads strategy for the highway was produced 19 years ago.
“Since 2012, we have witnessed nine fatalities, 109 people who have suffered serious injuries and many more who have been injured as a result of accidents along this stretch of the highway,” he said.
“Yet it has been almost two decades since