The Federal Government will contribute $84.5 million towards upgrading the section of Hall Rd between Skye and Cranbourne West. The matched contribution grant was announced in Tuesday’s Federal Budget.
The Hall Rd upgrade was originally announced by the State Government in May 2019. It will cost $169 million in total with Victoria funding the other 50 per cent. The State Government is also seeking tenders for the duplication of Lathams Rd, which will cost about $80 million, co-funded by both governments.
Lathams Rd becomes Hall Rd at Frankston-Dandenong Rd, and the work will create a much-needed four-lane west-east arterial connecting Carrum Downs Industrial Estate, EastLink tollway and the growing Cranbourne area. A shared walking-cycling path will be built along its entire length.
Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking said it was pleasing to see the two governments co-operating and jointly funding “our region’s road projects”. “Now both governments must co-operate on the proposed Frankston rail extension to fix our region’s public transport system.”