Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Residents, businesses and industry are invited to share their views on the future development of a Traralgon Bypass and the local road network to better understand the current and future challenges for the town.

The Andrews Labor Government has invested $1.4 million to progress the development of a Traralgon Bypass and connecting road infrastructure to ensure that drivers, motorcyclists and industry have access to a safe, reliable and resilient road network.

Consultation is underway with the local community and industry to update previous planning and design work, including new environment, land use, economic and traffic studies.

The preferred route for the future bypass of Traralgon was determined following extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community around eight years ago and the reservation for the bypass was included in the Latrobe Planning Scheme in 2009.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, said that the community can help shape the future road in and around Traralgon by providing their feedback either in person, or online.

Feedback can be made online until midnight on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at Further information will also be available by visiting a community pop-up session.

The feedback received will help to identify potential solutions to create a safer and more efficient traffic link for Gippsland’s growing communities, heavy vehicles and visitors to the region.

VicRoads Community Pop-up Session:

Date: Friday, 15 December 2017
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Stockland Plaza, Traralgon (outside Prouds Jewellers)

Further pop up sessions will be scheduled early next year.

Quotes attributable to Harriet Shing, State Member for Eastern Victoria:

“Traralgon is the largest town in Gippsland and it’s growing faster than any other part of Latrobe City, but it still has a major highway running through it.”

“The work that is currently being undertaken will help in determining the current and future road network challenges in Traralgon and the surrounding area.”