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Great Ocean Road Upgrade - Rural and Regional Roads Package

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$25,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Colac Otway Shire,Corangamite Shire Council,Shire of Moyne,Surf Coast Shire

Project Description

The project will continue planning and design work, and undertake various upgrades to improve the quality and standard of the Great Ocean Road between Torquay and Allansford.  Works to be undertaken include culvert upgrades, landslip mitigation, road surface upgrades or resurfacing and bridge reconstruction along the length of the highway, including at key locations such as Apollo Bay, Wild Dog Creek, Skenes Creek, Smythes Creek, Kennett River, Wye River, Mount Defiance, Lorne, Lavers Hill, Princetown, Port Campbell and Nirranda South.  The project will complement an existing project to improve the Great Ocean Road, to which the Australian and Victorian governments are each contributing $25 million.


The project is expected to improve safety and efficiency for all road users and support economic growth in the region.


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


Construction commenced in November 2017 and is expected to be completed in June 2022.

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Project details last updated: 10/04/2018