We’re investigating this key section of Strathfieldsaye Road from Reservoir Road, Strathdale to Longlea Lane, Strathfieldsaye to plan for future growth, ensuring that all road users experience a safe and efficient drive, ride or walk.

Update – November 2020

Our team is continuing to gather information to help develop potential concepts for Strathfieldsaye Road. 

An important part of this project is to understand how students travel to and from school and how to encourage more walking and cycling for students. We want to hear from local parents and guardians about how their children travel to and from school if they attend:

  • Strathfieldsaye Primary School
  • St. Francis of the Fields Primary School
  • Victory Christian College
  • Catherine McAuley College.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student that attends one of these schools, please take our survey to help us develop our concepts for possible future improvements to Strathfieldsaye Road. The survey will close at midnight on Sunday 6 December.

This information will help us plan potential future upgrades to ensure that all road users experience a safe and efficient drive, ride or walk in Longlea, Strathdale, Junortoun and Strathfieldsaye.

Bendigo East Active Transport Survey

Next steps

The feedback from community and stakeholders along with the results of our technical studies and modelling are feeding into concept solutions. We’re expecting to return to the community in early 2021 with potential concepts for comment. We’ll let you know how you can get involved when the concepts are released.


Strathfieldsaye Road is a key connector between Bendigo, Strathfieldsaye and Lake Eppalock. The road currently carries approximately 15,000 vehicles per day, is a secondary freight route into Bendigo and is popular for active transport users. The Victorian Government has provided $3.5 million to investigate options to increase capacity and safety for all road users.


Improvements to this road would:

  • increase capacity 
  • increase safety particularly for overtaking and intersections 
  • provide active transport options for walking and cycling
  • improve freight efficiency
  • cater for future population growth.

Have a say

We asked you to share your experiences on Strathfieldsaye Road via our interactive map. We also held two community drop-in sessions on 31 January and 12 February 2019. 

You can review the summary report of our public and online engagement by selecting the links below.

View summary online

We’ve also compiled all your feedback into a comprehensive report. Read about the detailed themes and insights you provided by selecting the links below.

View report online

Our interactive map was open for feedback from 9 January until midnight on 28 February 2019. You can still visit the map to see what people said.


Get in Touch

Email: NRengagement@roads.vic.gov.au
Call:    133 RRV (133 778) Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Write.  Regional Roads Victoria, 53–61 Lansell Street, East Bendigo, 3550