We're delivering major upgrades across Eastern Victoria and the Gippsland region, including vital safety and maintenance improvements.

Our Eastern Victorian region includes communities and townships across the state's east and eastern coastal areas including the city of Latrobe; the shires of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington; and Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

What you told us

We found out what was important to you when we met with your communities back in 2017:

  • Better north-south connections
  • Alternative truck routes around growing towns
  • Growing number of commuters across Gippsland
  • Longer-stay tourism potential between Mt Baw Baw, Phillip Island, Wilson’s Promontory and East Gippsland
  • Difficulty moving around Phillip Island
  • Growing freight task with intensive agriculture
  • Growing demand for cycling
  • Dairy farms getting larger with oversized equipment on roads
  • Sealing of gravel roads.

You can view and download our Country Roads: Your insights, our actions [PDF 10.85 Mb].

What we're doing

Your feedback was clear and has shaped our future plans for the regional road network across Eastern Victoria.

The 2018/19 Budget enables us to deliver a range of important projects including:

Upgrades to improve safety, traffic flow and access at Phillip Island Road and Back Beach Road to ease travel between south east Melbourne and Phillip Island

Upgrading the Princes Highway East, Bass Highway, Great Alpine Road and Hyland Highway to increase freight efficiency.

How we measure and learn

To measure the outcomes of our projects, we evaluate them against their intended benefits. 

You can visit the VicRoads website to view an explanation of our Investment Management Approach and download project evaluation reports.


Your Regional Director

Pas Monachella profile photoPas Monacella – Acting Regional Director, Eastern Region

Pas has worked in the road and transport industry for over 34 years, beginning his career in road design and has extensive experience in project development, road safety and stakeholder management.

A born and bred Gippslander, Pas has lived in the region for his entire life and is inspired by the natural beauty of the local beaches and mountainous landscape.

A long-suffering Carlton supporter; when not in the grandstands, Pas enjoys honing his landscaping skills and indulging in food related experiences with his loved ones.

Pas is passionate about helping people and watching them grow to achieve their goals.

He wants to continue making a tangible difference to communities across the Eastern Region by working collaboratively to make it a safer place for all those that live and visit.