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Ballarat to Ouyen

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$12,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Ballarat City Council,Buloke Shire Council,Mildura Rural City Council,Northern Grampians Shire Council,Pyrenees Shire Council,Yarriambiack Shire Council

Project Description

This investment involves targeted upgrades along the Sunraysia Highway corridor, including shoulder and intersection bell mouth sealing.


The Sunraysia Highway is a key north-south route in western Victoria that connects the Western Highway near Ballarat to the Calder Highway near Ouyen. It serves a number of important industries in the region such as agriculture, viticulture, food processing and winemaking, linking these industries to markets and ports in the south of Victoria and South Australia via corridors such as the Henty and Calder highways.

These upgrades are expected to improve access for freight vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency of the corridor. Upgrades to this corridor are expected to support local industry and the creation of local jobs. It is also expected to increase safety for all road users.


The Australian Government is contributing $10 million. ROSI funding is provided on the basis that the Australian Government contributes up to 80 per cent of the total cost, and the remainder is provided by state and territory governments, local government and/or the private sector.


The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the Victorian Government.

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Project details last updated: 31/10/2019