SOUTH-WEST councils are ramping up their fight for more roads funding, with deputations planned in the coming weeks to Melbourne and Canberra.
It follows the endorsement by councils involved in the Great South Coast Group of an advocacy plan outlining its priority projects for 2014 and beyond, with roads funding toping the list.
The group is seeking urgent talks with the Premier, Denis Napthine, and Roads Minister, Terry Mulder, ahead of the May State Budget.
A delegation of mayors, councillors and chief executives is then expected to travel to Canberra in May to lobby the Federal Government.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, this week expressed fears more than $9.6 million worth of roads project in the south-west were at risk of being blocked in the Senate.
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