We’re planning for the Geelong Ring Road Extension (Bellarine Link) to get you where you need to go safer and sooner.

Overview

Planning has identified the need to develop the Geelong Ring Road Extension (Bellarine Link) in multiple stages to address immediate growth needs:

  • Surf Coast Highway to Barwon Heads Road
  • Barwon Heads Road to Portarlington Road.

The Victorian Government allocated $2.6 million in the 2021-22 Budget to progress planning for the next stage of the Geelong Ring Road Extension, between the Surf Coast Highway and Barwon Heads Road.

Geelong Ring Rd Extension overview map which highlights the new bridge over Barwon River, as well as major intersections and the proposed alignment

View a larger version of the map (PDF, 131.6 KB)

Status

We’re undertaking planning and development work to inform the next stage of the Geelong Ring Road Extension.

This includes traffic modelling, planning studies and environmental investigations which will help us understand the environmental and social impacts, develop design options and confirm scope and costs.

As part of our current planning, we’re investigating:

  • the construction of a new road link between Surf Coast Highway and Barwon Heads Road
  • upgraded intersections at Surf Coast Highway, Drews Road and Barwon Heads Road
  • new walking and cycling paths to improve connectivity.

We’re seeking solutions to:

  • provide efficient access to the Geelong Ring Road
  • reduce congestion and improve travel times
  • improve safety
  • provide sustainable and inclusive transport options.

Timelines and milestones will be determined through this detailed planning work and a Business Case is being developed for future funding consideration. The development work for the next stage of the Geelong Ring Road Extension is expected to be complete in 2022.

We’re working closely with key stakeholders to ensure the project integrates with planned and future projects including the Barwon Heads Road Duplication and the South Geelong-Waurn Ponds Rail Duplication.

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