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Our road programs and projects

These road projects are being funded by the Australian Government's Infrastructure Investment Program 

Princes Highway intersection upgrades – Pakenham to Beaconsfield

This project will upgrade 8 intersections along the Princes Highway between Pakenham and Beaconsfield, including:

  • Beaconsfield Avenue, Beaconsfield
  • O’Neil Road, Beaconsfield
  • Brunt Road, Beaconsfield
  • Bayview Road, Officer
  • Tivendale Road, Officer
  • McMullen Road, Officer
  • Arena Parade, Officer
  • Thewlis Road, Pakenham

The project will be delivered by Cardinia Shire Council. 

More info: Australian Government website 

McGregor Road upgrade 

This project is expected to upgrade the McGregor Road interchange with the Pakenham Bypass in Pakenham. 

The project will be delivered by Major Projects Victoria.  

More info: Australian Government website 

Racecourse Road upgrade 

Racecourse Road is being upgraded between the Princes Freeway and Henry Street in Pakenham. The intersection at Bald Hill Road will have traffic lights installed, and the Princes Freeway overpass is also being upgraded. 

The project will be delivered by Major Projects Victoria.

More info: Australian Government website


We maintain:

  • about  859 kilometres of unsealed roads (that’s about the same as the distance between Melbourne and Sydney)
  • about 720 kilometres of sealed roads


The drain network we maintain includes: 

  • about 1,100 kilometres of surface drains
  • about 827 kilometres of drainage pipes
  • about 30,000 drainage pits 
  • 239 vehicular/pedestrian bridge and major culvert structures
  • around 80 water sensitive urban design elements such as wetlands/lakes/ponds/dams/rain gardens. 

As the size of the road network and the shire’s population grows every year, ever-increasing pressure is put on Council resources to keep the road network in shape.

To meet these growing demands, we are making important changes to the way we look after roads so we can deliver some big service improvements.

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