Project Info

Project Description

The Great Ocean Road now attracts 5.1 million visitors each year; and it’s critical we continue to drive the investment, planning and long term vision for this magnificent and iconic road.

I am incredibly proud that the Morrison Government has led the way in funding half of the total $100 million package of works to upgrade the Great Ocean Road.

The first $50 million upgrade program (Stage 1) delivered many projects including a new bridge for Separation Creek and major road upgrades at Anglesea and Lorne.

The Stage 2 projects include:
  • Pedestrian refuges at Kennett River and Skenes Creek;
  • Pedestrian improvements in Lorne and Apollo Bay townships;
  •  Apollo Bay war memorial roundabout intersection upgrade;
  •  Skenes Creek intersection upgrade to improve the intersection and provide a new pedestrian bridge;
  •  Lavers Hill intersection improvements;
  •  Turning lane upgrades at multiple lookouts including at Urquart Bluff lookout;
  •  Wild Dog Creek Road intersection upgrade;
  •  Turning lanes at Hurst Road;
  •  Installation of a bus stop at Moggs Creek (location and design to be determined);
  •  Eastern View strategic directions upgrade including electronic speed limit signs at the arch and turning lane / parking bay improvements;
  •  New parking areas at Grey River and at Carribrook Creek;
  • Castle Cove lookout car park improvements & pavement widening;
  • Shipwreck Coast car parking access improvements including 12 Apostles entry intersection improvement; and
  • Numerous bridge strengthening and major barrier improvements at Smythes Creek, Spout Creek, Calder River, Aire River, Ford River, Gellibrand River, Browns Creek and Petticoat Creek.
There will also be about 70km of road pavement upgrades. We are also looking to launch an international driver safety campaign as part of the $154 million Geelong City Deal.

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