3rd May 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new roundabout on Phillip Island Road to boost safety and access for motorists.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the Victorian Budget 2017/18 would invest almost $7 million to construct a dual-lane roundabout at the Phillip Island Road/Woolamai Beach Road intersection on the popular tourist road to improve traffic flow and safety in the area.

While between 8,000 and 12,000 cars, coaches and motorcycles access Phillip Island Road on a daily basis, these numbers can more than double during the peak tourist season.

The new roundabout will play a critical role in preventing crashes and reducing queuing and delays and ensure locals and visitors accessing Phillip Island Road from the busy Woolamai Beach Road are able to do so safely.

The roundabout has been designed in consultation local residents, traders and tourism operators.

Planning is underway with preconstruction work to commence in early 2018 with the roundabout expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:

“The community have called for this upgrade and we’re building the projects that our community needs to improve safety.”

“3.5 million people visit Philip Island every year and we’re upgrading this roundabout to make it safer for local residents and visitors.”

“The new roundabout will reduce queuing and delays as well as providing safer opportunities for drivers on Woolamai Beach Road to access Phillip Island Road.”