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Port of Geelong Access Improvement Package

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2015 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$3,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$2,625,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Geelong
State:VIC

Project Description

The project upgraded various roads in Geelong. The project widened the existing curves at the corner of Wharf Road and Shell Parade, Lowe Street, and Wharf Road and Rennie Street. The project also upgraded roundabouts at Shell Parade and School Road, and Shell Parade and Rennie Street, improved drainage assets, and sealed an existing informal heavy vehicle parking area at Shell Parade and Rennie Street.

Benefits

Rennie Street, Shell Parade, Wharf Road and Lowe Street provide a direct heavy vehicle route from the Princes Freeway to the Port of Geelong. The completed project has removed the need for heavy vehicles to mount kerbs or undertake wide turning manoeuvres, and provided a formal location where drivers can rest or complete paperwork before entering the Port of Geelong.

Funding

The cost of the project was $3,500,000. The Australian Government contributed $2,625,000 and the Victorian Government $875,000.

Timetable

Construction commenced on 3 August 2015 and was completed on 31 May 2017.

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Project details last updated: 30/05/2017