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

Our Grampians region spans across an enormous portion of the state, including the city of Ballarat; the rural cities of Ararat and Horsham; and the shires of Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack.

What we're doing

The Wimmera

The transport network across the Grampians region will be made safer and smoother as we roll out $72 million in road maintenance this year. 

Around 360 kilometres of road are being targeted through this investment – including rebuilding sections of the Henty and Wimmera highways. 

The two highways are:

  • Important freight routes; and
  • Key connectors of surrounding communities to the regional centre of Horsham.

Ballarat 

In addition, the Keeping Ballarat Moving projects are being delivered to support the growing population in and around Ballarat. 

An investment of $60 million has been made to upgrade six traffic hotspots (and surrounding roads) to improve travel around Ballarat and reduce the risk of crashes at key intersections.

Since 2020 we have upgraded intersections at:

  • Gillies and Gregory streets
  • Albert Street (Midland Highway) and Hertford Street (Glenelg Highway)
  • Albert Street (Midland Highway) and Docwra Street
  • Wiltshire Lane and Glenelg Highway
  • La Trobe Street and Wiltshire Lane

While major construction has finished, some minor works still need to be undertaken as some of these intersections.

Major works are continuing at the following intersection:

  • Dyson Drive and Ballarat-Carngham Road

Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria.

To improve traffic flow and safety in Bacchus Marsh, we’re delivering a $3 million planning study for an eastern link road.

Through this planning process, we will continue to consult with key stakeholders, including state government departments and agencies, landowners and the community as well as local government and utility providers, to ensure a future eastern link road will align with other significant projects planned for Bacchus Marsh.