New research highlights billion-dollar local road funding shortfall

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A new independent research report has recommended that Australian councils are provided with an extra $1 billion in federal funding to maintain and upgrade their local roads.

With the Baw Baw Shire covering more than 4,000 square kilometres and with population growth expected to increase by 44.6 per cent by 2041, Mayor Cr Annemarie McCabe said that Council echoes the sentiment in the report.

As part of its own advocacy campaign, Advancing Baw Baw, Council has been calling for better support and funding to fix local road issues, with growing localities such as Warragul and Drouin unable to cope with the current congestion and growth.

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