Construction is underway on a project to improve access to Daylesford’s Industrial Precinct, helping to create more jobs and take heavy vehicles off local roads thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Daylesford to see work begin on lowering the road under the East Street Rail Bridge, enabling trucks to enter the industrial precinct from the Midland Highway without having to navigate local streets.

Supported by a $400,000 investment from the Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, the project is expected to deliver a $20 million boost to the local economy over the next three years, creating 30 new jobs thanks to improved productivity and opportunities for local businesses to expand.

The Daylesford Industrial Precinct is already home to 20 businesses employing 100 people, and the project is also expected to attract new businesses to the area.

The Regional Infrastructure Fund aims to harness key regional strengths to improve the productivity and liveability of regional Victoria.

It is expected works, including lowering and resealing the road, strengthening the rail bridge and the relocation of water and sewer pipes will be complete later this year.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“This bridge is the only thing stopping the Daylesford Industrial Precinct – and we’re proud to be investing $400,000 lower the road to enable heavy vehicle access to the Midland Highway.”

“When complete, this project will support local businesses to create 30 new jobs while removing trucks from local streets, ensuring Daylesford continues to be a great place to live, work and invest.”