About the Project

Bass Coast Council has prioritised a number of roads that require an injection of State and Federal Government funds to alleviate congestion, improve community safety and improve the livability and amenity of our community.

The vast majority of councils across Australia actively seek State and Federal Government contributions to fund new roads projects.

Council continues to hold meetings with Federal and State Ministers, Shadow Ministers, candidates, Advisors, the Department of Transport and Regional Roads Victoria to progress these important road infrastructure upgrades.

Further, our advocacy efforts are strengthened through our membership of OneGippsland, Peri Urban Group of Rural Councils (Victoria), and the Municipal Association of Victoria and their Locals Know What Locals Need campaign.

Council thanks the Victorian Government for the $7.8 million in funding for the Bass Highway - Kilcunda intersection which was announced as part of the Victorian State Budget 2022/23.

  • Improved pedestrian access and safety crossing Bass Highway
  • Improved traffic flow through Kilcunda, San Remo and Phillip Island
  • Increased car parking in Kilcunda
  • Improved access to and from Bass Highway
  • Increased business and tourism attractiveness
  • Improved access to public transport services.
  • Better amenity

The Kilcunda and San Remo projects require no Council co-contribution as these are State Government managed projects.

The sealing urban roads project is worth in excess of $250 million.

Council will continue to seek funding opportunities for these projects including through Roads to Recovery funding to assist in sealing urban roads.