We're delivering major upgrades in the Barwon South West region, including vital safety and maintenance improvements.

Our region spans over Victoria's south western reaches and encompasses communities from the cities of Greater Geelong and Warrnambool; the shires of Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and the Surf Coast; and the borough of Queenscliffe.

What we're doing

We’re working to deliver stronger, safer and more reliable roads for locals, tourists and the freight industry. Your feedback helps shape our plans for the regional road network.

The 2020/21 Budget will support the delivery of important road works across the region, while also supporting jobs on the ground and throughout the supply chain such as:

  • Hamilton Highway
  • Penhurst-Warrnambool Road
  • Warrnambool-Caramut Road
  • Geelong Ring Road
  • Ryrie Street in Geelong

These works are being delivered under the Victorian Government’s two-year $425 million investment into rebuilding and resurfacing regional roads, with a further $124 million injected into improving roads across the state this year through the Building Works economic stimulus package.

The Victorian Government has also invested $272.4 million to safeguard the Great Ocean Road and its inland routes, as well as key roads that support the local dairy industry.

Meet your Regional Director

Vanessa Schernickau – Director, Barwon South West Region

Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in the public sector, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee.  Vanessa established her career delivering community and economic development portfolios for regional and metro local governments as well as for the Department of Education in the Northern Territory.   

As a Great Ocean Road local, Vanessa has strong connections in the South West and is committed to working collaboratively to deliver an integrated transport network that puts people first so that you arrive safely and reliably at your destinations.