Overview

The Victorian Government committed funding in the 2021-22 Budget to start planning for a potential future upgrade to Governor Road, between Boundary and Springvale roads in Braeside.

As part of our planning, we’re seeking solutions to:

  • provide efficient access to the Mordialloc Freeway
  • reduce congestion and improve travel times
  • improve safety
  • improve infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport.

Governor Road Project overview map

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Status

We're currently undertaking planning and development work to inform the upgrade of Governor Road, Braeside. This includes traffic modelling, social studies and environmental investigations.

This development work will allow us to understand environmental and social impacts, develop potential design options and confirm scope and costs of different options.

Project timelines and milestones will be determined through our detailed planning work.

A Business Case is currently being developed and our work is anticipated to be complete in early 2023.

Community and business feedback

From 21 January to 7 February 2022, we sought community and business feedback via Engage Victoria on a potential upgrade to Governor Road, Braeside. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback.

This feedback has helped us understand how people are currently using Governor Road as well as views on access, efficiency, and safety and what’s important to you in the local area.

  • 93% of community respondents support a potential future upgrade and 89% of business respondents
  • 60% of business respondents currently have issues using or accessing Governor Road
  • 68% of respondents highlighted safety as a concern when travelling along Governor Road, 66% are concerned about traffic flow and 62% are concerned about congestion
  • 36% of respondents feel unsafe or very unsafe when travelling along Governor Road
  • 57% of respondents walk or cycle in the area, with strong support for improvements to help make walking and cycling a more attractive option.

The feedback is being considered in our planning and will help shape the development of potential design options.

For more information on what we heard, read the Community and Business Consultation Summary on our Community page.