We’re upgrading Barwon Heads Road to make your journey safer and more predictable.

Planning is underway

Barwon Heads PSA Have your say

To begin construction on the project, we need to seek appropriate planning approvals under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Visit Engage Victoria to see our interactive map, find out more about the upgrades, the Planning Scheme Amendment and make a formal submission.

Find out more about a Planning Scheme Amendment in our PSA Fact Sheet (PDF, 919.5 KB).


Specific Controls Overlay and Public Acquisition Overlay.

What is the Specific Controls Overlay?

The Specific Controls Overlay (SCO) identifies land within the Barwon Heads Road corridor, surrounding road reserves and rail corridor that may be temporarily required to access and construct the project.

Project works within land located in the SCO outside of the main road corridor to Barwon Heads Road may include landscaping, service and utility installation, the construction of driveways and retaining walls, and the development of temporary construction compounds. It is not expected that these activities will involve major disruption to landowners and occupiers in these areas. Traffic may also be redirected through roads located within the SCO when construction works for the project commence.

The SCO will only apply for the purpose of delivering the project and does not impact the underlying planning scheme zones and overlays for purposes unrelated to project delivery.

What is the Public Acquisition Overlay?

A Public Acquisition Overlay (PAO) is the way land is reserved for a public purpose. For example, land may be set aside within a PAO to allow for future road widening works.

The PAO for this project identifies land that may be permanently acquired for the purposes of duplicating Barwon Heads Road. Land that may be permanently required for the project includes land already located within an existing PAO (shown in light pink), or land located within a proposed PAO (shown in light blue) on the Preliminary Design Planning Map (dated 29/05/20, SMEC -Revision C).

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