Warragul and Drouin Bypass - The road to a better future for Baw Baw

Warragul and Drouin's arterial road network cannot cope with the current congestion and growth.

That's why we're advocating for a new network that's better for business and the community.

Click below to learn more about the issue, the solution and how you can help make it happen.

The issue.

Warragul and Drouin's arterial road network cannot cope with the current congestion and growth.

Over the past decade, the residents and businesses in Drouin and Warragul have been urging Council to address issues of traffic and congestion driven by extraordinary residential growth.

  • In the next few years almost 20,000 new homes will be constructed
  • Network not designed for volume of local residential or industrial traffic 
  • Arterial congestion is hindering commercial and industrial growth
  • Gippsland and Baw Baw Shire provides 22% of dairy product in Australia 
  • Baw Baw Shire provides 10% of Victoria’s vegetable supply per annum 
  • An improved network with better transport for livestock, extractive resources and agricultural produce 

The solution.

A new arterial network that's better for business and the community.

Council is actively advocating to the State Government to allocate $3 million of funding to undertake the transport network planning needed to address the problem with new and fit-for-purpose arterial transport routes in and around Drouin and Warragul.

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  1. Drouin (Western) Bypass
  2. Duplication of Princes Way (between Warragul and Drouin)
  3. Improved intersections - Princes Way & Wellwood Road, Drouin Warragul Off Ramps; Howitt Street and Burke Street Intersections
  4. Drouin (Eastern) Bypass
  5. Buln Buln Road Interchange Dollarburn Road Extension (Warragul Bypass) 

The ways you can help.

With a coordinated approach, we can make this happen.

Talk about the issue.

Spread the word. Speak to your friends, colleagues and fellow industry members about the issue. Talk to your local representatives. Put the issue on the agenda.

Tap into networks.

Look for opportunities to share information through your existing networks. Reach out to industry and business groups.

Use all channels.

Amplify the message by sharing it on social media, in newsletters and publications. Write a letter to your local paper or your local representative.

Work with us.

Help us advocate most effectively by staying in touch and sharing your valuable insights. Have questions or need support? Let us know - we're here to help.