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Western Highway - Ararat Bypass Preconstruction

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:July 2017 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$25,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Ararat Rural City Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

The project involves finalising planning approvals and commencing preconstruction works for a bypass around the township of Ararat, Victoria.  The project is the next stage of an existing planning project to bypass the townships of Ararat and Beaufort, to which the Australian Government is contributing $3 million and the Victorian Government $1 million.


The project is expected to improve road safety, amenity and commercial opportunities for the town of Ararat by providing a bypass to redirect heavy vehicles.


The estimated cost of the project is $50 million.  The Australian and Victorian governments are each contributing $25 million.


Planning for the project commenced in July 2017.  The project is expected to be completed mid-2020.

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Project details last updated: 10/04/2018