Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed says she's happy to see the Goulburn Valley Highway bypass get the nod for planning work from the Andrews Labor Government.
It's after many years of campaigning by the Shepparton District community.
"The government has this week allocated $10.2mill in the State Budget to the planning and early works of the bypass," Ms Sheed said.
"This has been a long time coming, and will allow for much needed preliminary planning and development. The Shepparton Bypass Stage 1 will not only divert heavy vehicles around the CBD, but involves the construction of a second river crossing.
"I am hopeful this commitment by the State Government this week will encourage our Federal colleagues to do the same, to ensure this much needed project can move forward.
It is part of the duplication of the Goulburn Valley Highway through to the New South Wales border and will eventually require funding for that duplication to continue from Shepparton through Numurkah up to Tocumwal," Ms Sheed said.
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