Within 20 years, the average daily traffic volume on the Bass Highway between Anderson and Inverloch will exceed 19,000 vehicles. Congestion will become a critical issue along the highway.

Key issues identified by Regional Roads Victoria at Kilcunda, include a lack of crossing opportunities along the Bass Highway, increasing the safety risk for vulnerable road users as the highway disconnects the shops and cafes from the beach and caravan park. The lack of dedicated turning lane into the service lane and informal parking also present a hazard to highway traffic.

Council sought funding of $7.5 million to be allocated to Regional Roads Victoria for the implementation of the pedestrian and intersection safety improvements in Kilcunda Township. Funding was provided in the 2022/23 Victorian State Budget.

This project is critical to Council and the local community and Council applauds the state in funding this project. We thank the State Government and in particular Jordan Crugnale, Member for Bass and Ben Carroll, Minister for Transport.

This is a State Government project which Regional Roads Victoria will manage. Project Updates