Barwon Heads Road duplication planning study

We’re planning for the upgrade of Barwon Heads Road to ease congestion, and improve safety and connections for our growing region.

Project details

The Victorian Government has committed $3 million for planning an upgrade of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road, South Geelong, and Lower Duneed Road, Mount Duneed.

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.

In 2017, we engaged with stakeholders and the local community. As a result of this consultation, we identified the need to undertake further investigation and design refinement. We expect to present revised designs to the community in late 2018.

The below table provides a summary of the project planning process for 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 - Complete
Refine options
  • Present corridor options to the community
Phase 4 - 2018
Additional refinement
  • Further investigation and refinement of design based on community and stakeholder feedback.
  • Present revised designs to community
*Dates are indicative only and subject to change 

Contact us

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

Call: (03) 4243 3800
Email: [email protected]


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