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.

We have undertaken a series of technical investigations looking at environmental impacts, future community needs, cultural heritage, existing and future transport demands, the regional economy, hydrology and geology implications and land use.

The below table provides a summary of the project planning process for the Barwon Heads Road Upgrade.

 

Planning Phase* Description 
Phase 1 - Complete
Initial planning and investigations
  • Investigate overall land and road use in the area 
  • Identify potential constraints and impacts 
  • Understand community views on the proposed upgrade options 
Phase 2 - Complete
Develop draft concept designs
  • Understand community views on what’s important to them in this project 
  • Undertake detailed technical investigations
  • Develop corridor options and draft design
Phase 3 - Underway
Refine options
  • Present corridor options to the community 
  • Present findings of the detailed technical investigations
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 

We have developed two design options for the Barwon Heads Road upgrade.
 
Option 1 duplicates Barwon Heads Road from Settlement Road to Lower Duneed Road and includes a road bridge over the Geelong-Warrnambool rail line, nine new intersection treatments and improved cyclist and pedestrian access on both sides of the road. This option meets all modern road design standards, but will need to extend beyond the existing Public Acquisition Overlay.

Image of the Barwon Heads upgrade map.

Option 2 duplicates Barwon Heads Road from Settlement Road to Lower Duneed Road and includes a rail bridge over the Geelong-Warrnambool rail line, nine new intersection treatments and improved cyclist and pedestrian access on one side of the road. This option is limited by the existing Public Acquisition Overlay. 

Image of the Barwon Heads upgrade map.

Have your say

We acknowledge that major projects impact on the community. We will continue to work closely with the community and stakeholders to learn from your local knowledge and to minimise and manage impacts as much as possible.

We are inviting the community, stakeholders and other interested people to provide feedback at key stages throughout the planning process. Two information sessions are being held in December and we invite you to come along and find out more about the project, provide feedback on the options and ask any questions you may have about the Barwon Heads Road Upgrade.

Community drop-in session 1

When: 2 December 2017, 9 am – 1 pm (Drop in any time)
Where: Moolap Primary School 
30 Wills Road, Moolap

Community drop-in session 2

When: 6 December 2017, 4pm -7.30pm (Drop in any time)
Where: South Barwon Community Cricket Club
South Barwon Reserve, Barwon Heads Rad Belmont

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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