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.

Meet your Regional Director

Scott Lawrence, Regional Director Eastern

Scott Lawrence - Regional Director, Eastern Region

Scott has worked and lived in Country Victoria for over 20 years. Currently residing in Traralgon, he understands the importance of living amongst the community he represents.

Beginning his career as a civil engineer, Scott has worked in every region of Victoria; planning, operating and maintaining our roads.

Scott is passionate about shaping road infrastructure that makes a real difference to the lives of Victorians, connecting them safely to what’s important.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys photography and supporting the Melbourne Demons.

Scott’s positive outlook on life motivates him to inspire those around him with his vision to achieve real change in how we live and connect in Victoria.