Victor Harbor a big winner in State Budget

VOICE: Member for Finniss David Basham has helped deliver valuable infrastructure funding for the region.
VOICE: Member for Finniss David Basham has helped deliver valuable infrastructure funding for the region.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephan Knoll has announced an overtaking lane will be constructed on Victor Harbor Road between the Crows Nest Road intersection and the roundabout adjacent to Urimbirrra Wildlife Park, as part of the State Governments 2019 State Budget.

Member for Finniss David Basham said this was part of the Marshall Government's "record $1.1 billion investment in regional infrastructure projects, which includes $143 million for road upgrades such as overtaking lanes and shoulder sealing.

"The timing, cost and exact location of the overtaking lane on Victor Harbor Road has not yet been determined; I'll be keeping the community updated on this project. We've also allocated $18.4 million to the duplication of the road between Old Noarlunga and McLaren Vale."

Victor Harbor has been a big winner in the 2019 State Budget with almost $1 million also being committed to the third stage of the town's main street precinct redevelopment.

Mr Basham said the commitment was on top of the $20 million allocated to the Granite Island Causeway and almost $1 million for the roundabout at the intersection of Torrens Street and Crozier Road.

"Securing around $22 million in funding is a great outcome for the Finniss electorate and Victor Harbor," Mr Basham said.

"The Marshall Government is strongly committed to regional South Australia and the Fleurieu Peninsula region is benefiting enormously. Stage 3 of the Mainstreet Precinct redevelopment has received $981,500 to match the City of Victor Harbor's own commitment.

"This stage will include redeveloping road, footpath and paved areas on Coral Street and Flinders Parade to improve accessibility as well as boundary walls, fencing, gates, landscaping, artworks, signage, street furniture and utilities works."

City of Victor Harbor Mayor Moira Jenkins said the government's interest in Victor Harbor and the region sent a strong message out to private investors that "Victor Harbor is worth investing in."