Department of Transport regional director Barwon South West Michael Tudball said it had been working closely with Corangamite Shire Council to deliver multi-million dollar packages of works.
"Significant investments to improve safety on major roads across Corangamite Shire have been made in recent years, from our routine maintenance program through to various multi-million dollar road packages targeting dairy supply roads and inland routes," Mr Tudball said.
"We continue to meet regularly with all south west Victoria councils to identify which roads require long term safety upgrades and maintenance."
More than $10.2 million has been spent on repairing arterial roads across the shire as part of the department's regional road maintenance blitz.
That has included two major road rehabilitation programs including along the Hamilton Highway.
The state government has also invested $140 million improve the resilience of the Great Ocean Road and $115 million to upgrade the inland roads connecting the tourism destination with the Princes Highway.
Two sections along Cobden-Port Campbell Road and about one kilometre of Princetown Road have been repaired this year.
Significant safety upgrades to Timboon-Nullawarre Rd are expected to be completed before end of the year.
One south-west council has slammed years of inaction on 52 kilometres of state-owned roads it describes as being in such poor condition they pose an "extreme safety risk".
Countless complaints about broken edges and potholes causing blow-outs and vehicle damage have prompted an urgent call to action from Corangamite Shire Council.
Mayor Ruth Gstrein said the state government needed to prioritise repairs to save lives.
"We have been calling for action for years but the potential for accidents and vehicle damage is still extreme on these sections," Cr Gstrein said.
"These are the roads that carry our residents to and from school or work - they're vital for the traffic that keeps our agriculture and tourism industries in business.
"One of the top priorities in council's 2022-23 Annual Action Plan is to advocate strenuously for maintenance of the arterial roads in our network.
"Long overdue reconstruction is being done on the worst sections of Cobden Port Campbell Road and Lavers Hill Cobden Road, which is a good start.
"Much more work is needed on all Regional Roads Victoria roads and this list needs to take priority in the state government's asset management planning. The works have to be scheduled now, not years into the future."
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The council allotted an expenditure of $7.62 million in its 2022-23 financial budget to fix its roads.
It comes as crumbling conditions topped the list of grievances of shire residents in its recent 400-strong survey.
The condition of sealed local roads scored 49, four points lower than the state-wide average.
While Cr Gstrein acknowledged community concern, she said blame was often misdirected.
"Council regularly receives complaints about road conditions and reports of vehicles being damaged by hitting potholes at speed," she said.
"More often than not, the road involved is not a council road but a VicRoads one.
"The unnecessary maintenance and repair bills are a particular burden on businesses that operate school busses, milk tankers, and trucks taking fertiliser, feed and livestock to and from farms."
Corangamite Shire Council's urgent list of state-responsible repairs include:
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