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 Road Duplication Planning Study map - September 2016

View a larger version of the Barwon Heads Road Duplication Planning Study map - September 2016 map 

*Dates below are indicative only and subject to change

Dates Stage Description
Late 2016 Corridor review An investigation looking at the overall land and road use in the area
Mid 2017 Specialist studies and development of alignment options
Completing detailed designs and consulting with stakeholders to minimise impacts on the surrounding areas.
Late 2017 Confirmation of planning process
Confirming what planning studies need to be undertaken

Early 2018 Exhibition of Planning Scheme Amendment
The formal process as set out by the government
 Mid 2018  Adoption of Planning Scheme Amendment  This applies a Public Acquisition Overlay over the identified land, allowing VicRoads to designate areas required for new roads and protect them from other development

Have your say

We acknowledge that major projects impact on the community. We will continue to work closely with the community to minimise these impacts as much as possible. 

We care about what’s important to you, so we're inviting our community and stakeholders to provide feedback throughout the planning process. 

Contact us 

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

Call: 5225 2596

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