Sealing the Hills program update

Cardinia Shire Council has received official confirmation that $109 million of committed federal government funding for the Sealing the Hills program has been discontinued and withdrawn.

The withdrawal of funding from federal government means that Council is now unable to deliver and seal Mount Burnett Road in Mount Burnett.

Cardinia Shire Council is deeply disappointed on behalf of the communities in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding townships, by the federal government’s decision to withdraw committed funding from this vital unsealed road project.

We understand how important these sealing works were to improving community safety and access to community facilities and amenities, while reducing dust, pollution, and maintenance issues.

We are saddened that we will now be unable to deliver all the road upgrades included in the Sealing the Hills program.

Council will continue to prioritise improving our road network, building better local roads, and advocating for future funding to seal these roads within the Hills.

We will continue to work closely with the community to ensure the best outcomes possible, and we will be keeping project stakeholders and our community informed regarding future updates.

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