Barwon Heads Road duplication planning study

We’re planning for the duplication of Barwon Heads Road to reduce congestion and traffic delays. 

Project background

Victoria continues to have the fastest population growth in the country, and the Armstrong Creek precinct is the largest growth area outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

Armstrong Creek will ultimately accommodate up to 65,000 people and provide 22,000 jobs. 

Project details

The Victorian Government has committed $3 million for planning a duplication of the Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road, South Geelong to Lower Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.

The proposed duplication would improve safety for people travelling along Barwon Heads Road and using the intersections into the road, as well as reduce travel times to Geelong and to the coast. 

Barwon Heads map small
View a larger version of the Barwon Heads Road planning study map [PNG 606Kb] 


*Dates below are indicative only and subject to change

Planning Phase* Description 
Phase 1 - Complete
Initial planning and investigations
  • Understand community views on using Barwon Heads Road
  • Investigate overall land and road use in the area 
  • Identify potential issues and impacts
Phase 2 - underway
Develop draft concept designs
  • Understand community views on what’s important to them in this project 
  • Undertake detailed technical investigations
  • Develop upgrade options and draft design
Phase 3 - late 2017
Refine options
  • Present upgrade options to the community and collect feedback to help refine options and mitigation measures
  • Confirm what planning studies need to be done  and continue discussions with the community
Phase 4 - Early 2018
Select a preferred option and approvals
  • Participate in the Planning Scheme Amendment process – a formal government planning process to reserve a corridor in the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme. 
  • Present proposals to the community and stakeholders and collect feedback  to inform planning approvals
  • Confirm details of the proposed upgrade
*Dates are indicative only and subject to change 


Barwon Heads Road Phase 1 Community Consultation Summary [PDF 783 Kb]

Barwon Heads Road Technical Summary Report [PDF 750 Kb]

Barwon Heads Road Technical Investigation Report [PDF 779 Kb]

Have your say

We understand that major road projects impact on the community. For this reason, VicRoads want to work closely with the community and stakeholders to learn from your local knowledge and minimise and manage impacts as much as possible.

We are inviting the community and interested stakeholders to provide feedback at key stages throughout the planning process. 

Two Community Information Sessions are being held in August and we invite you to come along and find out more about the Barwon Heads Road Upgrade project, ask questions and provide feedback.

Community drop-in session 1

Date:         10 August 2017
Time:        4pm -7.30pm (Drop in any time)
Location:  South Barwon Community Cricket Club, South Barwon Reserve, Barwon Heads Rd Belmont

Community drop-in session 2

Date:         12 August 2017
Time:        10am -2pm (Drop in any time)
Location:  Moolap Primary School, 30 Wills Road, Moolap

If you can’t make it to the drop-in sessions, you can still actively participate by providing feedback at engageVicroads (External link)

Contact us

If you'd like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

Call: 5225 2596
Email: [email protected]


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