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

Western Highway - Complete the Duplication Between Ballarat and Stawell

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2024 - Late 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$450,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$360,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Ararat Rural City Council,Northern Grampians Shire Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Adelaide

Project Description

This project will complete the duplication of the Western Highway from Ballarat to Stawell by duplicating the final section between Ararat and Stawell.


This project will improve freight efficiency and reliability, provide better access for local communities and safer conditions for all road users.


The Australian Government has committed $360 million towards the project, with the Victorian Government commiting $90 million.


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: 4/10/2022