Geelong Ring Road Extension Bellarine Link Planning Study

We’re planning for the extension of the Geelong Ring Road to the Bellarine Peninsula to reduce congestion and traffic delays and improve efficiency for freight.

Project background

The Geelong Ring Road Extension - Bellarine Link is a proposed road which will provide a connection between the Geelong Ring Road / Baanip Boulevard, and the Bellarine Peninsula. 

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.

This growth has resulted in increased congestion on the road network and the Geelong central business area. Key arterial routes are already experiencing congestion, resulting in traffic delays and poor efficiency for freight.

Project details

The Victorian Government has committed $4million for planning an extension of the Geelong Ring Road to the Bellarine Peninsula. 

We’re is working hard to develop an alignment that suits the future needs of residents and businesses, as well as tourists and the freight industry. Community consultation is an essential part of this process.  

As part of the planning study, we'll engage consultants to investigate environmental impacts, traffic management, cultural heritage, social and land use. 

Bellarine link options map small

View larger version of Bellarine Link (Geelong Ring Road extension) planning - Corridor options plan [PNG 3Mb]

*Dates below are indicative only and subject to change

Planning phase *
Phase 1 - complete
Initial planning and investigations
  • Understand community views on the proposed Bellarine Link 
  • 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 corridor options and draft design
Phase 3 - late 2017
Refine options

  • Present corridor options to the community and collect feedback to help refine options and develop 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 Local Environmental Plans
  • 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


Bellarine Link Phase 1 Community Consultation Summary [PDF 779 Kb]

Bellarine Link Technical Summary Report [PDF 751 Kb]

Bellarine Link Technical Investigation Report [PDF 870 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 Bellarine Link 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 Rd, Moolap

If you can’t make it to the drop-in sessions, you can still actively participate by providing feedback at engageVicRoads

Contact us

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

Call:    5225 2596
[email protected]


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