Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Calder Highway - Jock Comini Rest Area Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$8,200,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,150,000
Local Council/Shire:Greater Bendigo City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Mildura

Project Description

This project involved the upgrade of an existing way side stop, located southbound on the Calder Highway at Ravenswood, to a formalised truck rest area with appropriate facilities.


This upgrade will now allow trucks, buses and caravans to access the rest area, enabling all road users to utilise the new facilities.  It will also increase safety for drivers by reducing fatigue related crashes.


The estimated cost of the project was $8.2 million.  The Australian Government contributed $6,150,000 and the Victorian Government $2,050,000.


Construction commenced on 11 September 2017 and was completed in 9 November 2018.

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Project details last updated: 19/12/2018