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

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

  • 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 was clear and has shaped our future plans for the regional road network across South Western Victoria.

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

  • Upgrades to improve safety on the Princes Highway from Colac to the South Australian border 
  • Upgrades to Forrest-Apollo Bay Road to provide safer overtaking opportunities. 
  • Upgrades to Bellarine Rail Trail for a safer, smoother ride of this scenic and popular trail
  • Safety improvements for cyclists on the Portarlington-Queenscliff Road 
  • Planning for the upgrade of Grubb Road, Ocean Grove.
  • Meet your Regional Director

Meet your Regional Director

Mark Koliba, Regional Director South Western

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.