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Drysdale Bypass wins heritage award

10 May, 2019Drysdale Bypass


The Drysdale Bypass project won an award at the Geelong Heritage Awards after being nominated by the Wadawurrung for the ‘Conservation or Interpretation of a Heritage Place, Historic Collection or Tradition’.

This award recognises the achievements from the project around:

  • cultural education with local schools
  • increasing awareness of the importance of cultural heritage as part of their Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Following the discovery of nearly 120,000 artefacts, we partnered with Wadawurrung to further engage and connect schools and the community. This helped promote the significance of the cultural site and enhance the appreciation of Wadawurrung’s history, the first of this land.

Watch this video that showcases the heritage dig with 500 local students.



More than 100 people attended the awards on Wednesday 8 May, that celebrate and recognise the importance of preserving heritage in the Geelong region.

The 6km Drysdale Bypass between Jetty and Whitcombes Road will improve safety and ease congestion on the Bellarine Peninsula.

For more information see the Drysdale Bypass project page.

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