Dunnings Road & Palmers Road, (Point Cook to Princes Fwy)

We’re making it easier for you to get to and from the Princes Freeway by improving Dunnings Road and Palmers Road.

Project update

The road design is currently being finalised ahead of works starting in mid-2018.  

Some of the first activities include:

  • surveying, geotechnical studies and soil testing
  • relocating utility services
  • building drainage for the new roads
  • building retaining walls. 

To carry out the works safely, we’ll install fences around our worksite. We understand that businesses and residents will need access during the works so we’re working closely with our contractors to ensure that access is maintained during construction construction activities. 

Project background

More than 18,000 cars and trucks use Dunnings Road and Palmers Road every day.

If you live or work in the growing suburbs of Point Cook, Sanctuary Lakes or Featherbrook, these roads are important connectors for you to access the Princes Freeway, Williams Landing train station and Werribee town centre.

We understand that during peak periods, travel times along these roads can be delayed by up to 30 minutes and that there’s a lack of cycling and pedestrian facilities.

This upgrade will make traffic and public transport flow better, so you can get to where you need to be sooner and safer.

About the project

Project details

On Palmers Road, between Princes Freeway and Dunnings Road, we’re:

  • adding an extra traffic lane in each direction as well as a dedicated bus lane in each direction from Wallace Avenue to Dunnings Road
  • widening Skeleton Creek bridge
  • building wide walking and cycling paths 
  • upgrading intersections 


Here are just some of the benefits of this upgrade:

  • creates a more reliable link from Point Cook to the Princes Freeway, improving your travel times
  • eases pressure and bottlenecks on nearby roads, improving traffic flow 
  • creates better and safer access to Williams Landing train station and Werribee town centre
  • makes buses more reliable by giving them a dedicated lane and priority at intersections 
  • makes it easier and safer for you to walk or ride to local schools, shops and public transport. 

Community involvement

In 2017, we asked for your feedback on our interactive map. Thanks to everyone who participated. You can read a summary of how your views have been incorporated into the project in the online engagement summary report [PDF 3.9 Mb].  

What happens next?

Works are scheduled to begin in mid-2018. We’ll keep you updated via our website, email and local letter box drops.

Contact us

Get in touch if you'd like more information or have any questions.

Email: [email protected]

Call: Construction hotline: 1800 312 844

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