First stage of Shillinglaw Road reconstruction complete

Published on 09 August 2019

Reconstruction of a large section of Shillinglaw Road in Drouin is now complete improving safety and access for local road users.

Stage one of the reconstruction commenced earlier in February to widen and resurface a 600-metre length of road from Settlement Road to Amelia Court.

Completed works include:

  • Road widening
  • New kerb and channel
  • Improved drainage
  • Pavement construction
  • New sealed road surface

This $594,000 project has been funded through Council’s 2018/19 Capital Works Program.

The second stage of works will target the remaining 1,000 metre length of road from Amelia Court to Gardner and Holman Road. $700,000 has been allocated for this stage in the 2019/20 Capital Works Program to commence this financial year.

Quotes attributable to West Ward Cr Keith Cook

“We’re so pleased to be able to deliver these staged improvements to Shillinglaw Road. The new road surface, kerb and drainage system will now provide a safer and smoother road all year round.”

Quotes attributable to West Ward Cr Jessica O’Donnell

“It’s great to see this road project delivered. We now look forward to addressing the remaining section of the road later this financial year which will make a real difference to local residents and businesses.”

Quotes attributable to West Ward Cr Tricia Jones

“Shillinglaw Road is an important link for local residents, agriculture and freight. These major improvements will serve our growing region well into the future and we thank the community for their patience during these works.”

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Image: Safe and smooth new road, new kerb and drainage on Shillinglaw Road.

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Image: Shillinglaw Road upgrade stage plan.