Rural and regional councils will be able to apply for funding from the state government to upgrade roads and strengthen bridges to carry heavier loads.
The $20 million AgriLinks Upgrade Program will allow councils to apply for up to $350,000, with no co-contribution required to complete important road infrastructure upgrades that will reduce travel times and allow businesses to grow and reach more customers.
Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes said roads are lifelines for regional economies.
"This program will connect country roads to major transport routes, and it'll also connect people in rural and regional Victoria to local jobs that drive our economy," Ms Symes said.
The AgriLinks program compliments the government's existing Local Roads to Market Program, which supported 78 rural and regional road projects.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said the funding is about improving productivity, mobility and safety for country communities.
For more information, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au
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