The Victorian Government has invested $2.2 billion to improve 12 roads in the northern and south eastern outer suburbs, to make it quicker, easier and safer to get to where you need to be.

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road update

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road is part of the South Eastern Roads Upgrade, which will upgrade six key roads in the south east.

The South Eastern Roads Upgrade will be delivered as Public Private Partnership (PPP). This means we’ll engage a contractor through a competitive process to deliver the design and construction of the road upgrades.  

We released a request for proposal (RFP) on 25 March 2019 to deliver 12 projects as part of the South Eastern and Northern Roads Upgrades. We are currently in the tender evaluation phase of the project and anticipate the contract to be awarded in early 2020.  Construction will start from mid to late 2020.

Project details

As part of the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade, we’ll:

  • add an extra lane each direction between Princes Freeway and Manks Road
  • install new roundabouts at Ballarto Road and Hall Road, as well as south of Deep Creek
  • install new traffic lights at Greenhills Road
  • widen the existing Princes Freeway ramp roundabouts
  • build a new bridge over Deep Creek near the water recycling plant
  • build a shared walking and cycling path
  • add safety barriers along the road.

Why Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road?

More than 21,000 cars and trucks use Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road every day.

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road is an important connection between the Princes Freeway and South Gippsland Highway, connecting industry in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs to Western Port Bay and Gippsland. It is also an important connection for residents in Koo Wee Rup and Pakenham South, providing a connection to freeways and local employment hubs.


This upgrade will:

  • improve traffic flow and travel times
  • provide an alternative north-south route in the Pakenham South area
  • lower the risk and severity of crashes with safety barriers.

Community feedback

In September and October 2018, we shared our proposed design of the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade and received over 180 pieces of feedback. We then provided this feedback to the project team who used it to refine the proposed design.

For more information about what we heard visit the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road engagement hub.

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