The Western Highway Upgrade is a jointly funded project by the Victorian and Australian governments to meet the demands of a growing population.

The Western Highway is the major road link between Melbourne and Adelaide. Farming, grain production, regional tourism and a range of manufacturing services rely heavily on this highway.

In the 10 years to 31 December 2022, there have been 171 crashes on the Western Highway, between Ballarat and Stawell, including 18 fatalities and 104 serious injuries, which is why it is vital for the safety of the community that this road is upgraded.

We’ve been upgrading the highway between Burrumbeet and Stawell since 2013 and to date, 55km of highway has been duplicated between Ballarat and Buangor.

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