We're delivering major upgrades in South Western Victoria, 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, Golden Plains, Moyne, Southern Grampians and the Surf Coast; and the borough of Queenscliffe.
What you told us
In 2017, we met with your communities and heard what was important to you. This was included in Country Roads: Your insights, our actions and involved:
- Major reconstruction of roads serving Port of Portland
- Keeping Great Ocean Road open for tourism
- Widening narrow seal roads used by freight, school buses and tourists
- Multilingual signage for international tourists
- Enormous residential, commuter and tourism growth
- Safer cycling opportunities
- More inland routes to relieve Great Ocean Road congestion.
You can view and download our Country Roads: Your insights, our actions [PDF 10.85 Mb].What we're doing
Your feedback helped shape our plans for the regional road network across South Western Victoria.
The 2018/19 Budget enabled us to deliver a range of important projects including:
- Bellarine Highway and Lower Duneed Road
- Lavers Hill-Cobden Road and Warrnambool-Caramut Road
- Geelong Ring Road
The 2019/20 Budget will support the delivery of other important road repairs and rehabilitation works, such as:
- Camperdown-Lismore Road south of Lismore
- Sections of the Glenelg Highway near Skipton and Coleraine
- Colac-Lavers Hill Road between Kawarren and Ferguson
Meet your Regional Director
Mark Koliba - Regional Director, South Western Region
With over 19 years’ experience in road management, Mark has been involved in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, implementing legislative reform across many transport sectors.
Known for his open approach, Mark enjoys all aspects of planning, operating and improving roads that the community, industry and economy rely on daily.
As Regional Director, Mark has overseen the biggest maintenance and uplift program in the region’s history to fix, repair and upgrade over 1,000kms of road.
Away from work, Mark enjoys spending time with his young family, rare moments of peace and quiet fishing and the adrenaline that comes from hitting the slopes during winter.