Across North Eastern Victoria - from the Goulburn Valley to the Ovens Murray and our Alpine regions we're delivering major upgrades plus vital safety and maintenance improvements.

Our North Eastern region takes care of communities across the city of Greater Shepparton; the rural cities of Benalla, Wangaratta and Wodonga; the shires of Alpine, Indigo, Mansfield, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie and Towong; and the Alpine resorts of Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Lake Mountain and Mount Stirling.

What you told us

When we met with your communities back in 2017 we found out that the following were important to you: 
  • significant intermodal freight opportunities
  • Shepparton Bypass a priority
  • road safety a critical concern
  • more can be done to improve key tourism destinations
  • road signage is important
  • improve roads to keep pace with increased population, tourism and industry
  • interface with freight and growing residential areas
  • cycling safety along the Great Alpine Road
  • new ways to inform drivers of unique weather conditions in Alpine region
  • safety around schools and main streets on country highways
  • choke points in Wangaratta and Rutherglen. 

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 North Eastern Victoria. 

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

  • making it safer and easier to access the Hume Freeway through Wodonga, we’re investigating improvements to 5 access points
  • upgrading the Kiewa Valley Highway to reduce the risk of crashes and serious injury on this route
  • upgrading roundabouts and intersections in several locations in Shepparton to provide an alternative route for heavy vehicles away from the town centre. 

Meet your Regional Director

Steven Bowmaker, Regional Director, North Eastern region

Steve Bowmaker - Regional Director, North Eastern Region

A proud resident of the north east, Steve is passionate about asset management and delivering for communities to ensure people get where they need to go safely and reliably. 

Having previously led the maintenance and infrastructure teams at Shepparton City Council, Steve has had a diverse career that also includes experience in the health, finance and information technology sectors and he has worked across both state and federal Governments.

Steve’s passions include family, golf, working on his two old American cars and umpiring for the local junior footy league.