Call for rural roads fund

Darren Chester

Darren Chester

MORE attention needs to be given to roads servicing highly productive agricultural areas, federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester says.

Local leaders have called for more funding to upgrade Robinvale-Sea Lake Road and Hattah-Robinvale Road, which have deteriorated under the weight of increased traffic.

Speaking during a visit to Mildura on Tuesday, Mr Chester said there was not a dedicated funding program for roads of high agricultural use, such as those used to transport large volumes of almonds grown in the Robinvale and Wemen areas.

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