We’ve built the 6km Drysdale Bypass between Jetty Road and Whitcombes Road to improve safety and ease congestion on the Bellarine Peninsula.


The Drysdale Bypass stretches 6km from Jetty Road to the north of Whitcombes Road.

The upgrade provides many benefits to locals and visitors including:

  • fewer trucks on High Street, making the centre of Drysdale safer
  • less congestion at peak times at the intersection of Portarlington, Grubb and Jetty Roads
  • a shared walking and cycling path along the bypass, plus additional paths to connect to existing ones
  • safer access to schools, including building an underpass for pedestrians
  • smoother and more efficient travel along the Bellarine Peninsula, especially during holiday season.
Map highlighting the road removals and addition of the Drysdale Bypass

View a larger version of this map (PDF, 243.7 KB)

Drysdale kids amazing dig

Tools used for hunting, cutting and scraping were just some of the unique Aboriginal artefacts found by 500 students from four schools in Drysdale.

Watch this video to learn more about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the school students.

Meet the team

The Drysdale Bypass team recently provided an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss the project.

Watch the video to see more about the team event.

Improved travel times

Shared walking and cycling path

$117m upgrade

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