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VIC Govt extends roadtrain access for drought-stricken farmers

Grain and hay freight movements still desperately needed by drought-ravaged communities will get a boost under a temporary extension to the Victorian roadtrain network according to the State Government.

The extension is expected to generate more efficient return trips for transport operators and farmers who will be permited to avoid the Calder Freeway with unladen roadtrains.

As a result Victoria's roadtrain network will include a southbound route via Barham and Koondrook to Charlton eliminating 220 kilometres from the trip — equivalent to three hours driving time.

This will reduce fuel costs and cut down the return trip for many drivers interstate

Victorian Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford said the extension to the network will be in place until the drought breaks.

“We’ve listened to what farmers had to say and are acting swiftly to make it easier to deliver grain and hay to drought affected areas that need it most,” she said in a statement.

“This is a big win for farmers and communities affected by the drought – the more direct route will cut travel times, reduce costs and ensure truck drivers make it home safely.”

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